Journalists for Human Rights (JHR)
Laurier Brantford has a jhr chapter
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jhr's (Journalists for Human Rights) goal is to make everyone in the world fully aware of their rights. Creating rights awareness is the first and most necessary step to ending rights abuses.
By mobilizing the media to spread human rights awareness, jhr informs people about human rights, empowering marginalized communities to stand up, speak out and protect themselves.
All jhr programs promote Rights Media -- the process of writing, collecting, editing, producing and distributing media that creates societal dialogue on human rights issues.
In post-conflict countries -including the Congo (DRC), Liberia and Sierra Leone - jhr mobilizes local media to reach millions of African's regularly with human rights stories.
Across North America, jhr has an established presence on university campuses, encouraging students to spread rights awareness within their own communities. .
For more information, please visit:
- jhr homepage: www.jhr.ca
- jhr Laurier Brantford on Twitter: jhrlb
- jhr Laurier Brantford blog
- jhr Laurier Brantford Facebook group
Check out the blog of a Laurier Brantford student, who completed an internship with jhr during Summer 2011 here.