Rachel Pulfer, Journalists for Human Rights
In her first year at the helm of JHR (Journalists for Human Rights), Rachel expanded the reach and impact of JHR's programs, solidifying Canada's reputation as a leader in international media development.
Under Rachel's leadership, JHR:
• Built partnerships with Toronto Star, Shaw Media and CBC, sending top journalists to train their African counterparts.
• Expanded across the DR-Congo, fostering a culture of accountability journalism in the most unexpected and inaccessible of places (Bukavu, Matadi, Mandaka).
• Built a network of journalists across Liberia dedicated to keeping Presidential elections outcomes honest.
• Created a live-blogging program out of the rebel-held city Goma, DRC, gaining 2 million hits from North America.
• Started a human rights reporting program at the University of Liberia.
• Successfully pushed for the release of fourteen Liberian refugee girls from sex slavery.
• Raised awareness of Liberia's minimum wage and successfully added this issue to the national agenda.
Global News journalists in Liberia: http://j-source.ca/article/global-journalists-mentor-media-liberia
JHR’s Congo campaign: http://www.jhr.ca/en/CONGO.php
JHR Goma liveblog: http://live.jhr.ca/Event/News_from_DR_Congo_Local_Perspectives
JHR Liberia program evaluation 2011-2012: http://www.jhr.ca/en/aboutjhr/downloads/publications/Evaluation%20Report%202012.pdf