Speak Up, Speak Out: Toolkit for Reporting on Human Rights Issues

The Internews toolkit 'Speak Up, Speak Out: A Toolkit for Reporting on Human Rights Issues' is both a human rights reference guide and a workbook for journalists and civic activists who want to improve their ability to report on human rights issues in a fair, accurate, and sensitive way. It combines background information on international human rights mechanisms; guidelines on producing nuanced, objective reporting on rights issues; and practical exercises that walk users step-by-step through the production of a solid human rights story. The toolkit also helps journalists understand how international human rights mechanisms, laws and treaties work.It is based on a series of trainings in human rights reporting that Internews conducted in several countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East between 2009 and 2011.

Published 2012-05-22