This month, starting World Press Freedom Day on May 3, Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is celebrating press freedom around the world.
JHR works worldwide to empower journalists to cover human rights stories objectively and effectively. Our goal is to Give Voice. Make Change. We're raising awareness and funds to empower journalists around the world including Indigenous journalists in Canada to speak up, tell their stories and have their voices heard.
Join us. Give Voice. Make Change and donate.
CAMPAIGN HOMEPAGE: mobilizingmedia.jhr.ca
jhr's (Journalists for Human Rights) goal is to make everyone in the world fully aware of their rights. Creating rights awareness is the first and most necessary step to ending rights abuses. We empower journalists to cover human rights stories objectively and effectively.
By mobilizing the media to spread human rights awareness, jhr informs people about human rights, empowering marginalized communities to stand up, speak out and protect themselves.
ABOUT jhr JOURNALISTS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Journalists for Human Rights is a Toronto-based organization that aims to empower journalists to provide objective and ethical reporting on human rights issues. JHR has operated in 23 countries and trained more than 13,500 journalists and journalism students on rights-based reporting, with more than 50 million people impacted by human rights stories from JHR-trained journalists.
jhr was co-founded in 2002 by Ben Peterson and has become Canada’s largest international media development organization. jhr’s unique approach to training local African journalists to voice important human rights issues is changing the way local media is reporting on human rights, and as a result, changing the lives of people in need. Working in post-conflict countries where human rights are most at risk - including the Congo (DRC) and Syria - jhr reaches 20 million people regularly with human rights information. In Canada, jhr aims to improve the quality and quantity of Indigenous voices and stories in the Canadian media, thereby ensuring that the wider populace is better informed on these topics. This improved understanding is essential for true reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians.
When the media puts a spotlight on human rights, 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.
Over 90% of your donation goes directly to JHR's charitable programs. Read our most recent annual reports here to see how your donation is used.