Tackling Misinformation through Media for Peacebuilding in South Sudan: A New Project by JHR
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by Mujtaba Haris
1w ago
Journalists for Human Rights has launched a new project in South Sudan, supported by the Canadian Government through the Peace and Stabilisation Operations Programme (Peace UPS). This project was launched in a spirit of partnership and shared purpose, bringing together South Sudanese media representatives and government officials. The event was marked by the participation of the Under Secretary of the Ministry of Information and the Canadian Ambassador to South Sudan, highlighting the collaborative effort required to tackle the challenge of misinformation. The discussions at the launch made ..read more
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Zein Almoghraby, Director of International Programs Testimony at the SDIR Committee on the grave human rights challenges faced in Hong Kong
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by Mujtaba Haris
1w ago
In a world where the truth is often silenced, the testimony of Zein Almoghraby, Director of International Programs at Journalists for Human Rights, stands as a beacon of hope and a call to action. Addressing the Subcommittee on International Human Rights, Almoghraby shared insights from JHR’s 20-year commitment to defending human rights against oppressive regimes. Highlighting the repressive tactics of the Chinese government, both within its borders and across the Indo-Pacific, Almoghraby’s words painted a vivid picture of the struggle for freedom of speech and democracy. He spotlighted the ..read more
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Canadaland Audio Journalism Fellowship Program – Application 2024
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by Mujtaba Haris
1w ago
POSITION: CanadaLabs summer fellow [2 vacancies] POSITION TYPE: Temporary full time, summer fellowship: May 13-Aug. 30 [16 weeks] LOCATION: Toronto SALARY: 37.5 hrs per week, $28.67/hr APPLICATIONS CLOSE: March 13, 2024 Immerse yourself inside Canadaland’s newsroom for four months, learning how to create exceptional audio journalism. Grow your skills while taking your project from pitch to publication. Delivered in partnership with Journalists for Human Rights, this is a paid program offering two students a four-month placement in Canadaland’s newsroom and an opportunity to work alongside an ..read more
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DRC: A Step Toward Justice Congolese Pastor Arrested for Forced Marriage
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by Mujtaba Haris
3w ago
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country where the echoes of human rights advocacy are increasingly resonating against the dense backdrop of social issues, a significant legal development has occurred. On January 22, 2024, an event unfolded that may mark a turning point in the country’s commitment to protecting its citizens’ rights. The Congolese justice system took decisive action by arresting a pastor accused of facilitating a forced marriage involving a young girl from his congregation. This arrest did not occur in isolation. It was the culmination of concerted efforts by civil soci ..read more
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KENYA: Community-led advocacy critical in ending Female Genital Mutilation
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by Mujtaba Haris
1M ago
The milestone is an outcome of close to ten months of community engagement and empowerment of a local anti-FGM steering committee to trace, document and report potential FGM cases in their neighbourhood. Elders in Chepkokogh Location, West Pokot County, with the I-Rep Foundation team and local authorities during the inaugural elder’s forum in February 2023. © JHRKenya. 1 December 2023: Harnessing the power of community-led advocacy, the Chepkokogh anti-FGM Steering Committee in the County of West Pokot is breaking new ground with each passing day. From organizing groups and individual outreac ..read more
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JHR Collaborates with Kenya’s Premier Investigative Journalism Outlet to Train Journalists on Investigative Journalism
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by Mujtaba Haris
1M ago
Journalists for Human Rights, in collaboration with Africa Uncensored, conducted a three-day investigative journalism workshop for journalists representing different media outlets in Kenya. Taking into consideration the crucial role played by the media in exposing corruption and human rights abuses and holding duty bearers accountable for their actions or inactions in upholding human rights, Journalists express their resolve and determination in telling human rights stories that expose wrongs and hold duty bearers to account. “I learnt that a good investigative story holds specific individual ..read more
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Four JHR-trained Journalists in Mali Awarded for Best Media Stories on Human Rights and Gender Equality
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by Mujtaba Haris
1M ago
Four journalists, trained and supported by JHR in Mali, were awarded prizes last month during the competition for best media stories « BESEYA GENRE » initiated by the Youth Association for Active Citizenship and Democracy (AJCAD) and in the competition for the Right2Grow Program, initiated by OMAES, an NGO for child protection in the Sahel. These two Civil Society Organizations awarded Elisabeth TRAORE from the newspaper «L’Annonceur,» Abdoulaye MAIGA from the WebTv « Actuel Média,» Kouane DIARRA from Radio « Nada FM » and Lassana COULIBALY from the newspaper « Le Guido » for the best qualit ..read more
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Tunisia – JHR’s Strides for Maternity Leave Reforms in Tunisia
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by Mujtaba Haris
5M ago
Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) continue to advocate for gender equality and women empowerment to improve and enhance maternity leave conditions in Tunisia. Our efforts have gained momentum and come at a crucial time as the Tunisian parliament resumes its activities amidst calls from numerous activists seeking extended maternity leave to enhance the mental and physical health of mothers and babies postpartum. On National Women’s Day, August 13, our ceaseless endeavours bore fruit. The Tunisian Minister of Women, Amal Bel Haj, announced the drafting of a new law aimed at improving and enha ..read more
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Kenya – Empowering Kenyan Educators: Enhancing Human Rights Journalism Reporting through Pedagogical Training of Lecturers
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by Mujtaba Haris
5M ago
Journalists for Human Rights Canada World, Voice for Women and Girls’ Rights program in Kenya has concluded its first Training of Trainers workshop to enhance the capacity of lecturers to teach human rights journalism. This effort is geared towards implementing a Human Rights Journalism curriculum developed by JHR. The curriculum, developed in the last two years, is designed to inform and educate media and journalism students on the fundamental elements of human rights to ensure that they report ethically and professionally on human rights issues. JHR is working with Moi University-Eldoret ..read more
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Mali: Women’s voices at the forefront of resolving Mali’s security crisis
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by Mujtaba Haris
5M ago
To amplify women’s voices and enhance their impact in resolving the current security crisis in Mali, JHR/JDH organized an interactive program broadcast live on the “Joliba TV” news channel, with the participation of Fatima MAIGA, President of the Coalition of Women Leaders from the North, South and Center; Oumou BOCOUM, Vice-Spokesperson of the Consultation Framework for Women of Political Parties; Aissata BARRY, member of the ICAP Party. The program was also broadcast online and on the channel’s 3 regional radios covering Mali’s inland localities. In Mali, although the 2015 signing of the A ..read more
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