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JHR Workshop Series Brings Rights Media to the Forefront During Sierra Leone Elections

For eight weeks, 17 journalists from various newspaper and radio media outlets attended the 2012 Human Rights Election Workshop Series,..

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JHR Present Sierra Leone Human Rights Reporting Awards

December 10 was International Human Rights Day, and jhr celebrated by presenting awards for the best human rights stories produced in..

December 17, 2012 with 0 Comments

A Call for Equal Representation of People with Disabilities in Government

By Hassan Bangura In the build-up to November 17 elections in Sierra Leone, persons with disabilities demanded to be included in the..

December 17, 2012 with 0 Comments

Ahead of the 17th November Polls… The Blind Feel Neglected by NEC

By Sallieu Sesay 56 years old Pa Abu Bangura, who is a blind beggar along Siaka Stevens Street in Freetown, said that as a blind man, he..

December 17, 2012 with 0 Comments

JHR Leading Workshop Series on Human Rights Reporting in Sierra Leone for 2012 Elections

In less than two months, Sierra Leoneans will head to the polls for the third time since the end of a civil war. The country has been..

October 6, 2012 with 0 Comments

Sierra Leone’s National Dance Troupe Fights to Return to Glory Days

I went along with my colleague at Cotton Tree News, Kevin Lamdo, to produce his program entitled “My Visit,” where he highlights the..

March 28, 2012 with 0 Comments

Sierra Leone is Still Waiting for a Freedom of Information Law

Though the government of Sierra Leone has been making very public displays of initiatives that aim to promote transparency, since even..

February 6, 2012 with 0 Comments

Community Radio Puts Local News First

The people of Port Loko, Sierra Leone used to get news about their town from radio stations in the capital even though they had their own..

January 30, 2012 with 0 Comments

The Road from Here

The road from the Sierra Leonean town of Kenema to the Liberian border is not the smoothest ride in the country, but it may be one of the..

January 9, 2012 with 0 Comments

Wiring Sierra Leone!

Sierra Leone has just been connected to its first high-speed fibre optic internet cable. With it come promises of economic and social..

January 9, 2012 with 0 Comments

Five Human Rights Stories that Made Headlines in Sierra Leone in 2011

In the past year, the Sierra Leonean government has been working to change the image of the country from that of civil war, Blood Diamonds..

January 9, 2012 with 0 Comments

Could Sierra Leone’s most brutal fighting force have a political future?

For many people, the Revolutionary United Front’s (RUF’s) legacy will be that of a cruel and brutal fighting force during Sierra..

January 9, 2012 with 0 Comments

Maintaining Community in Women’s Prison

I visited Freetown’s prison for women with Martha Kargbo, jhr’s first BBC World Service Trust Fellow in Sierra Leone. She is producing..

December 19, 2011 with 0 Comments