Join JHR this Holiday Season Give Youth a Voice and #mobilizemedia.
This month join JHR in celebrating the Holiday Season. On this one day, our community comes together to give back to organizations striving to create a better world for us all.
This year, our goal is to Give Youth A Voice. And we need your help. We're raising awareness and funds to empower young people in Canada and around the world to speak up, tell their stories and have their voices heard.
We're asking you to join in the spirit of the holiday season. Any amount will help. For $25, $50, $100, $500 - you can be part of this powerful movement for change.
Ask your family and friends to join us - and help us help young people find their voice, their vocation - and make a real difference to their lives.
Thank you, as always for your support!
Youth Amplify their Voice in Webequie First Nation
For the past four years, JHR has worked in remote First Nations communities across northern Ontario to provide journalism and media literacy training. This past year, one of the communities we worked with was Webequie First Nation where Leslie Spence began amplifying the voices of youth in the community over the airwaves.
Empowering Syrian Journalists
This past year, JHR has been working with Syrian journalists to support and train them on content development and business strategies. Bill Fortier of CTV News travelled to Gazientep, Turkey to provide training and help empower Syrian Journalists tell their story.
Investigating Torture in Jordan
JHR's annual Human Rights Reporting Award recognizes the best human rights story produced in Jordan each year. The 2017 awards were the best yet - with a record number of applicants and diverse range of topics covered in the submissions. Crucially, many of the strongest pieces were submitted by young, female journalists.
The first place prize was awarded to Nour Ezz Addin and Amin Otla, from Roya TV who completed a investigative story on torture in Jordan's security centres. The story considers 943 complaints relating to crimes of torture and ill-treatment within the security centers were monitored during the past five years.
From Internship to Job
An integral part of JHR's Indigenous Reporters Program is the emerging Indigenous reporters internship program where, in partnerships with newsrooms across the country, we offer paid internships to emerging Indigenous reporters to ensure new voices are entering the media industry. Emilee Gilpin interned at the Tyee and gained skills that helped her get a job in the media industry.
For 15 years, JHR has worked around the world training emerging and working journalists on human rights reporting. Through amplifying their voice, people start talking about the issues and demanding change. A strong, independent media is a referee between governments and citizens. When human rights are protected, governments are more accountable and people’s lives improve.