• Section 1

    Human Rights Knowledge helps journalists understand the often confusing world of human rights – from international conventions to regional treaties and national laws.

  • Section 2

    Concepts, Skills and Tools offers useful tips – from interviewing techniques to digital and online security – to help journalists become effective human rights reporters.

  • Section 3

    Guide to Practical Application leads journalists through the process of creating a human rights story – from researching a story idea to finishing a complete story.

  • Section 4

    Trainers’ Manual guides journalism trainers on using the materials presented in the previous sections to design and deliver a two-week human rights reporting course.

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Accessing the toolkit on the website may not be practical for those without a reliable internet connection. A digital version of the toolkit can be downloaded in PDF format and printed, guaranteeing access whenever you need it. The full toolkit is available for download or you can select the individual sections, worksheets and appendices that you want to add to your own training materials.

  • Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

  • Media play a crucial role in influencing how people think and what we consider normal.

  • Incorporating human rights angles into stories can make ordinary issues more newsworthy.

  • Journalists are given assignments on very short notice and must think on their feet.