Journalists for Human Rights (Solutions journalism)

Background

JHR (Journalists for Human Rights) is Canada’s leading media development organization. The goal of the organization is to make everyone in the world fully aware of their rights. Since JHR’s founding in 2002 the organization has worked tirelessly to strengthen independent media by building the capacity of local journalists to report ethically and effectively on human rights and good governance issues. JHR’s work ensures the media can play its rightful role as a referee between state and civil society. The more people are aware and free to discuss human rights, the more they will hold their governments to account, leading to improved public services, less corruption, better economic opportunities and stronger democratic processes.

Full Description

This grant was to train existing and future journalists to report and disseminate stories about positive change, as part of the Building capacity for Solutions journalism program.

Overview

  • 2020-2023
  • $750,000
  • General Funding
  • Youth and Education

Organization website and social media

Related Funding

Journalists for Human Rights (JHR)

A grant from the Foundation will support JHR to train young Indigenous journalists and build the capacity of mainstream media to report more comprehensively on Indigenous stories.

$ 450,000

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