jhr is Canada’s largest international media development organization. Our goal – to make everyone in the world fully aware of their rights – is as unique as it is powerful.
At no time in history has the media been more powerful – we live in the middle of ‘Communications Age’. At jhr we are harnessing this power because it is simply the most effective and efficient way to create wide-spread societal awareness on rights issues.
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.
Both in Canada and abroad, jhr works in close partnership with local media owners and editors, journalists, journalism professors and students, to improve the overall media environment and make the world a better place.
Since its founding in 2002 by Ben Peterson, recipient of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 Award, jhr has been known for its straightforward approach and its dedication to sustainable results.
to learn more about all of jhr’s work visit www.jhr.ca