Alain Pescador will be representing Boyden

Date: 02 November 2023

Location: Toronto, ON

An evening to celebrate human rights journalism

This year’s Night for Rights 2023 Gala, taking place at Liberty Grand on November 2nd, brings ambassadors and journalists together to celebrate the milestones and further the efforts JHR initiatives have made globally.

Hosted by Breakfast Television’s Devo Brown, Night for Rights 2023 will feature JHR’s Tunisia Nohza Ben Mohamed Albouchi as one of the keynote speakers. Albouchi will talk about her experience as a female journalist and her vision to continuously drive and shape the mission of JHR’s role in Tunisia. Afghan Journalist Shogofa Danish worked in media for almost eight years before coming to Canada through JHR’s Meta Fellow program. As another keynote, Shogofa will share the story of this move and its impact on her life and career.

The night will also feature a Q&A session JHR Ambassador, Siyabulela Mandela, and JHR Kenya Country Manager Mustapha Dumbuya. Moderated by journalist Lisa LaFlamme, the discussion will focus on JHR’s work in Africa – specifically in the area of female rights, and democracy.

Boyden is proud to join as Gold Sponsor for this year's gala and will be represented by Alain Pescador, Principal.

Learn more here

About Journalists for Human Rights

Since 2002, JHR has worked around the world to train and engage local journalists, media outlets, civil society organizations and other relevant stakeholders to strengthen and improve human rights coverage in local contexts. Their work helps create an enabling environment where objective media can flourish and the public can have their voices heard. JHR’s approach is based on genuine partnerships and effective, sustainable sharing of skills and expertise. JHR works with partners to leverage existing knowledge and momentum building coalitions of support for media freedom within local authorities and networks. This helps ensure long-term and sustainable impact.

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