Speak magazine is an online, interactive magazine that publishes and discusses Rights Media. Rights Media is the process of writing, collecting, editing, producing and distributing media that creates societal dialogue on human rights issues.
Our writers curate the diverse voices and often contrasting perspectives found within every story. With a focus on the complex, layered and fractured nature of human rights and governance stories, we mainstream these issues through, progressive, balanced and objective reporting. Writing within the narrative journalism tradition, we use the latest digital journalism tools to produce groundbreaking, engaging, writing and multimedia stories.
We focus on human rights and governance issues within the our unique local contexts. Connecting our writers unique insights, background and interest with these local stories proves a powerful combination in crafting unique and compelling prose, while maintaining the voice and complexity of our stories intact. We firmly believes in the impact strong, balanced, objective student journalism can have on discourse at a local, national and international level. And create real change within the lives and issues our stories cover.
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.
Between 2002 and 2010, JHR has:
jhr is an organization that does not:
jhr is different — we don’t easily fit into standard boxes used to describe non-governmental organizations (NGO). Nor do we want to.
The first non-governmental organization of its kind, jhr is:
Our unique and innovative programs set us apart from other international development efforts.
As jhr leads the way to making the media a positive transformative force in the world, we hope other individuals, NGO’s, schools and governments join the movement we’ve started.