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Celebrating Human Rights


In December 2008, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), Internews and the Every Human Has Rights campaign, supported by The Elders, will celebrate a year of collaboration with leading human rights organisations through the Every Human Has Rights Media Awards.

“The Elders” is a group of world leaders convened by Nelson Mandela to use their wisdom, independent leadership and experience to tackle some of the world’s toughest problems. Other founding Elders are Desmond Tutu, Kofi Annan, Mary Robinson, Lakhdar Brahimi, Graca Machel, Muhammad Yunus, Fernando Cardoso, Gro Brundtland, Ela Bhatt and Jimmy Carter.

There are 7 more days to vote for the BEST!

The call for participation was heard by numerous journalists and citizen journalists all around the world: They have received 482 applications in total, with stories focusing on 108 countries! Following a national, and then a regional selection, the 30 winners have been selected by an international professional jury made up of experienced journalists and human rights experts.

The Internet does make a difference! Without it their voeices can’t be heard like they they are!

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