Empowering Journalists on Reporting News through Human Rights Perspective (EJHR)

Donor organization:        Government of Germany, Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Project year:                    From 2012 and continued current time

The project constitutes of various themes including journalist code of conduct, human rights perspective in news writing, responsible news, defending journalists in conflict situation and the issues of human rights defenders. The focus was also on making the selection of trainees inclusive through both social and gender perspective.

The program outcomes have been encouraging. The number of reportage for prison improvement has surged; stories of authorities repairing prison roof through local support soon after the visit were reported.  Some journalism schools in Kathmandu have shown interest in including in their curriculum the training manual prepared during the project.