Workshop participants learn how to properly identify violations of human rights and develop an understanding of legal terminology. The workshop focuses on a specific number of rights rather than simply telling the human rights story of revolutions, proclamations etc. This intense course will be interactive and participatory.
There will be space for discussion and practical exercises aimed at demonstrating understanding of the issues covered during the week, as well as space to analyse the work of peers and evaluate the effectiveness of current reporting on human rights issues.
This is NOT an exhaustive course in International Law or Human Rights; it IS an opportunity to properly identify violations of human rights, develop an understanding of legal terminology and above all to think critically and creatively about the problems, possibilities and opportunities that exist in effective reporting of human rights issues.
Topics covered include:
Each day concludes with a *Professional Practice session where we analyse the work of peers and evaluate the effectiveness of current reporting on human rights issues. Guest speakers and invitees from the fields of Legal, UN/NGO and Journalism will contribute specialist knowledge and experience to that day’s course topic.
The Professional Practice session is an opportunity for discussion and creative thinking on the challenges of reporting and presenting human rights issues. No prior legal knowledge or education is required for attendance on this workshop.
A comprehensive list of readings (some of which will need to be completed before the start of each day), course notes, references and links to resources will be provided to participants in advance of the course.
The course can also run on demand, with a minimum of 5 participants at a location of suiting the participants. We are keen to expand the training to accommodate training of local journalists in Latin America, MENA, the African continent and Asia by late 2017.
All workshop participants gain access to resources in the secure ‘Resources’ section of humanrightsjournalism.org
Below are our current scheduled Workshop events.