Mobilizing the Media to fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Reporting Organization:JHR - Journalists for Human Rights
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 500,000
Timeframe: July 14, 2020 - April 14, 2021
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

JHR - Journalists for Human Rights

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Gambia - $ 42,000.00 (8.40%)

Ghana - $ 42,000.00 (8.40%)

Tanzania, United Republic of - $ 42,000.00 (8.40%)

Uganda - $ 42,000.00 (8.40%)

Iraq - $ 41,500.00 (8.30%)

Liberia - $ 41,500.00 (8.30%)

Mali - $ 41,500.00 (8.30%)

Mauritania - $ 41,500.00 (8.30%)

Sierra Leone - $ 41,500.00 (8.30%)

South Africa - $ 41,500.00 (8.30%)

Tunisia - $ 41,500.00 (8.30%)

Yemen - $ 41,500.00 (8.30%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Promotion & Education (30.00 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Human Rights, Advocacy & Public Engagement (60.00 %)

Gender Equality (10.00 %)

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This project aims to combat the impact of COVID-19 on human rights, particularly those of women and girls. Project activities include: (1) providing training to journalists to report on the status of human rights and women’s rights as affected by COVID -19 (for example, access to health-care/social services, etc); (2) providing training to journalists to identify mis/disinformation on COVID-19, to debunk dangerous myths in social media; (3) providing training to journalists to only report scientifically valid information to the public; (4) educating targeted communities on how to both identify mis/disinformation in the media and to source sourcing credible information regarding COVID-19; and (5) and providing training to communities to recognize when their human rights are not being observed due to COVID-19. This project is being implemented in Gambia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, and Yemen.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Children, girls
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

Achieved Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved media coverage of COVID-19 and its gender impacts in targeted countries; and (2) improved public understanding on the impact of COVID-19 on human rights, in particular the rights of women and girls in targeted countries.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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