Human Rights for Journalism – Be Informed
Human Rights for Journalism (HRJ) was developed to educate photographers, journalists and video journalists on effective and accurate reporting of human rights.
The workshop provides an opportunity to learn how an improved understanding of Human Rights (and instruments of International Law) could be better used to frame imagery, narratives and genres of human rights focused journalism.
In a climate of ‘post truths’, diminishing political will, and global roll-back of respect for human rights, the journalism community faces enormous challenges in finding a language that better communicates and re-engages both the public and politicians in respect of human rights.
Why take this workshop?
The media has a critical role to play in our understanding of human rights. The potential outcomes and more importantly how journalists choose to report on human rights issues, comes with immense responsibility and consequence.
Being informed about human rights enhances the narrative; the narrative is important because it gives work a sense of purpose, better engaging the public, human rights organisations and decision-makers.
Who should apply?
The workshop is open to photographers, videographers and journalists covering social justice and human rights issues who are looking to better understand the fundamentals of Human Rights and International Law.
Recent graduates of Journalism, Media and Communication Studies are welcome to attend either the professional workshop of the Student Field Workshops in Central America.
Below are our current scheduled Workshop events.