JHR’s Night for Rights 2018
L-R: Prince Murhula, Founder of the Ecole Technique de Journalisme in Bukavu; Fanta Diaby, JHR’s Program Manager; The Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development
Thank you to all of you who came out and supported Journalists for Human Rights’ work at Night for Rights 2018. In the words of Minister of International Development Marie-Claude Bibeau: ‘JHR is working to empower journalists to tell the stories the world needs to hear. Stories that can contribute to meaningful change in societies- change that Canada is committed to helping to bring about.”
We heard from Masai Ujiri, President of the Raptors. “I’m talking to all of the men here,” said Ujiri. “Hire some women. They will make you better. My appeal to all of you is not to do some talking. Do some walking.”
We heard from Laura Bain, JHR’s program manager in South Sudan, about how JHR’s media development work helped hold soldiers accountable for rape.
And we heard from Prince Murhula, whose work with student documentary film-makers in eastern DRCongo helped put a stop to the mass rape of young girls, end a brutal militia and bring perpetrators to justice.
A huge thank you also to Margaret Flatley and Sylvie Weber for sharing their work with us and speaking about how women in the DRCongo are working on healing themselves after brutal sexual violence. For more about the opportunity to see ‘The Prophetess’ on October 4, see below.
Margaret Flatley and Sylvie Weber speaking about ‘The Prophetess’
Please join us for a private screening of The Prophetess
Set in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), The Prophetess follows the powerful friendship of two Congolese women who, despite having both been raped, are more than victims. Through their friendship, the two find the strength to support each other and heal one another. The Prophetess steps aw…
Meet the future: Jasnit Pabla and Nick Pearce!
JHR partnered with the National Newsmedia Council partnered to produce the second edition of the Fraser MacDougall Prize for Best Emerging Voice in Human Rights Reporting. This year’s prize went to Jasnit Pabla and Nick Pearce of the Queen’s Journal for their powerful work on reconciliation on campus. Watch Jasnit and Nick tell @jhrnews about their work and why it matters, click here.
Congratulations to Jayme Poisson and David Bruser!
Journalists for Human Rights is honoured to produce the fourth edition of the Journalists for Human Rights Prize for Extraordinary Achievement in Human Rights Reporting. This year’s prize, presented by Troy Reeb of Global News, also the Presenting Sponsor for Night for Rights, went to Jayme Poisson and David Bruser of the Toronto Star for their powerful work on mercury poisoning in Grassy Narrows First Nation.
Jayme Poisson, JHR Board Member Troy Reeb, and David Bruser
Honourable mention went to Paula Simons of the Edmonton Journal for her work on justice for Serenity, a 4-year-old Cree girl who died in foster care.
SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 2019!
Night for Rights 2019 will be on October 18 at the Hilton Hotel in Toronto. For more information contact Janine@jhr.ca