@jhrnews’ Danny Kresnyak with Chief Theresa Spence on his first day in #Attawapiskat

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Danny Kresnyak, JHR staff on the N. Ontario Initiative, with Chief Theresa Spence on his first day in Attawapiskat. http://t.co/N7MB1Wm67i

Northern_Clips‘s insight:

JHR (Journalists for Human Rights) is Canada’s leading media development organization. Our goal – to make everyone in the world fully aware of their rights – is as unique as it is powerful.

Since JHR’s founding in 2002 the organization has worked tirelessly to strengthen independent media in sub-Saharan Africa 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.

Since 2002, JHR has:

Run programs in 17 Sub-Saharan countries.Started Chapters at over 50 universities and high schools internationally.Trained over 12,000 professional African journalists and students.Engaged over 5,000 Canadian student Chapter members.Partnered with over 250 African media organizations.Reached an estimated 50 million Africans with human rights information through our local partners.


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