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Journalists defend human rights in Kuwait through storytelling

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“We needed such a valuable course to help us to defend our rights and the rights of other people in our society.” Participating journalist.

Canada supports human rights activists and journalists in their pursuit of justice with training in storytelling as a means of reporting abuse and violations.

The Embassy of Canada to Kuwait invited Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) to train Kuwaiti human rights activists and reporters from local Arab and English newspapers on effective storytelling.


Ambassador Douglas George with the JHR trainer and participants.


Ambassador Douglas George with the JHR trainer and participants.

Canada supports human rights activists and journalists in their pursuit of justice with training in storytelling as a means of reporting abuse and violations.

The Embassy of Canada to Kuwait invited Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) to train Kuwaiti human rights activists and reporters from local Arab and English newspapers on effective storytelling.

Participants had the opportunity to share their experiences with human rights issues and to gain the skills and knowledge to write and share their own compelling stories. Human rights reporting is important in promoting an equitable society, and Canada’s support inspired participants to communicate their experiences and perspectives more widely.

“This course taught me how to write a story. I’m not a journalist, I’m a human rights activist, but the training taught me the basis of telling human rights stories.”
Participating activist

Supporting JHR training such as this one is one way that Canada stands with Kuwait in its pursuit of a fairer society, as it has done in other countries through training on data journalism and social media activism.

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Date Modified:
2016-04-25