Human Rights Reporting - Training for Journalists

"Canada resolutely supports journalists, human rights defenders, bloggers and all others who use media platforms to promote inclusion and diversity, demand transparency and accountability from their governments, and ensure that the rights of all individuals are respected"

– Statement by the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, May 3, 2016

Canada strongly believes that freedom of expression is the core of human individuality and is one of the essential foundations of a safe and prosperous society.

Canada’s offices abroad are actively working to protect and advance Press Freedom.

 Building on past training programs, in the Embassies of Canada to Tunisia, Ecuador and Honduras are partnering with the Canadian NGO Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) to train local journalists and aspiring journalists about the importance of effective human rights reporting.

JHR trainers will be in the Maghreb region December 5-9, and in Latin America, December 7-11, hosting two-day #Canada4Rights workshops, to help journalists better understand how to design a story and create a reporting plan.  With stops in Tunisia, Ecuador and Honduras discussions will be around human rights issues and international mechanisms of protection for human rights.

About Journalists for Human Rights (JHR)

JHR is Canada’s leading media development organization. They help journalists build their capacity to report ethically and effectively on human rights and governance issues in their communities.

Since 2002, JHR has:

  • Worked in 25 countries.
  • Partnered with more than 300 media organizations.
  • Trained more than 14,000 journalists and journalism students...
  • Whose human rights media stories have reached more than 50 million people

The JHR mission is to empower journalists to cover human rights stories objectively and effectively and the Government of Canada and our Embassies abroad are proud to continue this important partnership.

Follow the events and join the conversation at #Canada4Rights