TURKEY: Gaziantep University reintroduces Arabic language instruction for Syrian students
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by Mehreen Hasan
2M ago
For two years, Syrian refugees in Turkey were deprived of access to university education after Gaziantep University stopped offering Arabic-language classes. Due to language barriers, Syrian students face difficulties in integrating into mainstream Turkish-language education systems. When this issue was brought to JHR-Turkey’s attention, the team mobilized journalists to report on the issue. JHR trainees reached out to the university’s leadership, including their Student Affairs head Asaad Halawani and the Arabic department head Dr Jalal Khanji, and produced air forums to raise awareness. JHR ..read more
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TUNISIA: JHR supports Women Ministry’s launch of five new shelters for GBV survivors
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by Mehreen Hasan
2M ago
In southern Tunisia, survivors of gender-based violence have had limited options for escaping their abuser. Refuge centers that allow people fleeing domestic violence to be sheltered at least temporarily are not found in all cities and areas. A culture of shame around seeking support against abusers further complicates survivors’ access to shelters. During a roundtable series organized by JHR, Tunisian journalists discussed ways to improve the local coverage of gender-based violence and recommended that the lack of state-funded shelters needs to be better highlighted in the media. In subsequen ..read more
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Meet Anupriya Dasgupta, 2022 JHR Fellow at Ricochet Media
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by Mehreen Hasan
3M ago
Earlier this year, JHR announced a new program, Enhanced Access to Opportunity for BIPOC Youth in Canadian Media, which offers paid internships at leading Canadian newsrooms to BIPOC high school/university students and graduates who are interested in a career in journalism. Through this program, Anupriya Dasgupta (pictured here) is one of two fellows who have been selected to intern at Ricochet Media, where she looks forward to gaining newsroom experience. We talk to Anupriya about what she hopes to take away from this new opportunity. Anupriya Dasgupta is a 2022 JHR Fellow at ..read more
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Meet Christian Collington, 2022 JHR Fellow at The Canadian Press
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by Mehreen Hasan
3M ago
Earlier this year, JHR announced a new program, Enhanced Access to Opportunity for BIPOC Youth in Canadian Media, which offers paid internships at leading Canadian newsrooms to BIPOC high school/university students and graduates who are interested in a career in journalism. Through this program, Christian Collingon (pictured here) was selected to intern at The Canadian Press, where he looks forward to gaining newsroom experience. We talk to Mzwandile about what he hopes to take away from this new opportunity. Christian Collington is the 2002 JHR Fellow at The Canadian Press. C ..read more
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Meet Ann Marie Elpa, 2022 JHR Fellow at The Local
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by Mehreen Hasan
3M ago
Earlier this year, JHR announced a new program, Enhanced Access to Opportunity for BIPOC Youth in Canadian Media, which offers paid internships at leading Canadian newsrooms to BIPOC high school/university students and graduates who are interested in a career in journalism. Through this program, UoT Sociology graduate Ann Marie Elpa (pictured here) was selected to intern at The Local, where she looks forward to learning more journalism skills on the job. We talk to Ann about what she hopes to take away from this new opportunity. Ann Marie Elpa is the 2022 JHR Fellow at The Loca ..read more
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Meet Akhila Menon, 2022 JHR Fellow at The Tyee
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by Mehreen Hasan
3M ago
Earlier this year, JHR announced a new program, Enhanced Access to Opportunity for BIPOC Youth in Canadian Media, which offers paid internships at leading Canadian newsrooms to BIPOC high school/university students and graduates who are interested in a career in journalism. Through this program, Vancouver-based Akhila Menon (pictured here) was selected to intern at The Tyee, where she will produce stories about health and the environment. We talk to Akhila about what she hopes to take away from this new opportunity. Akhila Menon is JHR’s 2022 JHR Fellow at The Tyee. Congr ..read more
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SOUTH AFRICA: JHR collaborates with Lawyers for Human Rights on statelessness seminar for journalists
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by Mehreen Hasan
3M ago
On October 17 and 18, JHR collaborated with Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) to deliver training for journalists in Johannesburg to report ethically and effectively on human rights issues related to migration and statelessness in southern Africa. With increased reporting and awareness, attitudes toward statelessness will change and action to eradicate the issue will be accelerated. JHR Regional Coordinator for East and Southern Africa Siyabulela Mandela and various representatives from LHR delivered the training, along with long-time JHR partner Media Monitoring Africa. Twenty media houses from ..read more
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Why Indigenous-led coverage matters
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by Mehreen Hasan
3M ago
CP reporter Brittany Hobson at St Peter’s Square, Vatican City Brittany Hobson is an Ojibway and Scottish reporter/editor with The Canadian Press based in Winnipeg in Treaty 1 Territory. Prior to joining The Canadian Press, Brittany was a reporter and fill-in anchor with APTN National News in Winnipeg. Brittany started at APTN in 2016 through a three-month internship facilitated by Journalists for Human Rights. Brittany was born and raised in Winnipeg and is a member of Long Plain First Nation. Here, she recounts her experience reporting on the papal visit earlier this year, and her question ..read more
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DRC: Canada World trainee wins award for story on the persecution of women accused of witchcraft
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by Mehreen Hasan
5M ago
Uwezo Africa reporter Joelle Safina Bufole has been awarded the best story prize in the radio category of the Young Women Journalist Awards, organized by Congolese Union of Media Women (UCOFEM) and Internews. The annual competition celebrates the work of Congolese women journalists under the age of 30. Bufole was recognized for her radio report about mob attacks on women accused of witchcraft in Kalehe, South Kivu. Bufole produced this story when she was a trainee of JHR’s Canada World: Voice of Women and Girls program. Upon receiving the award, Bufole said, “I am very honored that my work has ..read more
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TURKEY: Roundtable puts the spotlight on women in Syrian media
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by Mehreen Hasan
5M ago
Funding limitations and conservative social norms were identified as key reasons for the continued low participation of Syrian women in diaspora media in Turkey at the latest JHR roundtable, held in Gaziantep on August 9.  Twenty-eight representatives of Syrian media outlets and decision-makers took part in the discussion on improving women’s representation in newsrooms; the Syrian-Turkish Committee and the Syrian Human Rights platform were among the notable attendees. At the event, participants said that short-term projects have not had a sustained impact on the Syrian media landscape ..read more
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