The Presenting Sponsor of this year’s Night for Rights is Global News, which has a long and proud history with JHR and helped pioneer the first expert trainer program for working journalists. Global Toronto anchor Farah Nasser and national managing editor Grant McDonald will serve as emcees for the evening.
As head of news and local broadcasting for Corus Entertainment, Troy Reeb oversees 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, the BC-1 all news specialty channel, and Globalnews.ca. A former political reporter and Washington Bureau Chief for Global, Reeb was promoted to the network’s top news job in 2008 and later assumed oversight of all television stations, before adding the Corus Radio portfolio to his responsibilities in 2016. Troy is a recipient of the Alberta Centennial Medal and numerous industry awards, and has served on the board of Journalists for Human Rights since 2013. “The message of JHR resonates,” says Reeb. “People have seen the power of information, truth and understanding, and that is the promise of JHR.”
Global news is supporting JHR and Night for Rights this year with a microsite, podcasts, and lots of great expert support from Global News journalists. The microsite features stories about JHR’s work this past year and can be visited here: https://globalnews.ca/tag/jhr/
Global also helped to produce this video to explain JHR’s theory of change:
Global News Short Term Expert Trainer Leslie Young
Global News helped pioneer and continues to support the JHR Short Term Expert Trainer Program. This summer, it sent Senior National Online Journalist Leslie Young to Jordan. There, Leslie led a workshop on Data Journalism in Amman organized by JHR and UNESCO.
“Journalists everywhere have to fight to get data from secretive government departments. But the tactics Canadian journalists use to get it aren’t always available to journalists at Al Ghad, the largest independent newspaper in Jordan”, says Young.
Read Leslie’s blog post about her trip here: http://www.jhr.ca/en/blog/the-importance-of-data-when-there-isnt-any-around/