Bain has done multiple internships in Ghana for Journalists for Human Rights. (Photo: Ryan Hemsworth)

King's lecture: Journalist Laura Bain on human rights in Ghana

Jhr intern gives her perspective on Rights Media Journalism.


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Journalists for Human Rights (jhr) sent 10 journalists from Canada to Ghana and Malawi in Jan. 2011. Laura Bain was one of the chosen few for this internship and will be giving a lecture on behalf of jhr today at noon at University of King's College (journalism school computer lab). 

Bain was placed at the African University College of Communications at the beginning of this year to host workshops, help develop the curriculum and support campus media. Her prior experience comes from three months in Ghana in 2010 as a radio intern with jhr. Bain and her colleagues produced a weekly program ("Know Your Rights") which discussed stories on the rights of those in the West African country.

Jhr is an organization which combines the efforts of proper reporting and ensuring the awareness of human rights. Internships offered by jhr place journalists in countries lacking balanced views on human rights. The goal of the group is to help empower citizens everywhere to stand up for their rights.

Bain is currently enrolled in King's one-year Bachelor of Journalism program.



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