Jhr (Journalists for Human Rights) is a Canadian-based NGO with offices in the DRC, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Its goal is to make everyone in the world aware of their rights. Jhr has trained over 2,000 African journalists and has worked in partnership with African media outlets to produce over 3,000 human rights stories.
For two years, Canadian media professionals are working with the Malawi Institute of Journalism to improve the human rights curriculum, support campus media, and organize workshops. They are also supporting a jhr student chapter at MIJ through which students work to raise awareness about human rights on the campus by hosting events and creating unique media.
MIJ/JHR Human Rights Project in Video
Watch this video - On March 23 2011, five journalism students from the Malawi Institute of Journalism visited a youth center run by Active Youth In Social Enterprise in the Blantyre township of Bangwe.
This visit was one of four to local community-based organizations (CBOs) and was arranged by executive members of the Journalists for Human Rights student chapter at MIJ as part of their outreach program.
MIJ/JHR Human Rights Project in Photos
MIJ students visiting a youth centre in Bangwe, Blantyre where they learned about youth rights from the community-based organisation Active Youth in Social Enterprise.
MIJ Students on a field visit to Nancholi, where they learned about health rights in the community. Students were hosted by the community-based organisation Nancholi Youth Organisation