Third phase (2015-2019) of the World Programme for Human Rights Education

Resources on human rights education and training of media professionals and journalists

List HREA’s free online course “Reporting Conflicts: International Humanitarian Law for Media Professionals”. The course is available in English, French, and Spanish, and will soon be available in Arabic.

Bickler, C. Reporting for change: a handbook for local journalists in crisis areas. London: Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 2004.
[English ]

Bird, Eleanor; Lutz, Richard; Warwick, Christine. Media as partners in education for sustainable development: a training and resource kit. Series: UNESCO series on journalism education. Paris: UNESCO, 2008.

Committee to Protect Journalists. Journalist security guide. CPJ, 2012.

Committee to Protect Journalists. On assignment: a guide to reporting in dangerous situations. New York:

Committee to Protect Journalists, 2003.

Fleeson, Lucinda S., Dig deep & aim high: a training model for teaching initiative reporting. Washington, DC: International Centre for Journalists, 2000. [English]

Handbook for journalists' unions in Europe to counter racism in media. Amsterdam (Netherlands): Migranten & Media Group of the Netherlands Association of Journalists.

Institute for War & Peace Reporting. Human Rights Reporting for Journalists. London: Institute for War & Peace Reporting.

International Federation of Journalists, Danger: journalists at work: safety manual. Brussels: International

Federation of Journalists, 1998.

International Federation of Journalists. Media for Democracy in Afganistan: A handbook for journalists. Brussels: International Federation of Journalists.

International Federation of Journalists. Telling Their Stories: Child Exploitation and the media: Guidelines for Journalists and Media Professionals. Brussels: International Federation of Journalists.

International Federation of Journalists. On the road to peace: Reporting Conflict and Ethnic Diversity: A research report on good journalism practice in Sri Lanka. Brussels: International Federation of Journalists, 2008.

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. How to Discuss LGBT Issues: A Comprehensive Media Guide for Persian Language Journalists. New York: IGLHRC, 2013.

Internews. Speak Up, Speak Out: A Toolkit for Journalists Reporting on Gender and Human Rights Issues. Washington DC, Internews, 2012.

Inter Press Service. Gender, HIV/AIDS and rights: a training manual for the media. Rome: Inter Press Service, 2007.
[English ]

Inter Press Service. Reporting Gender Based Violence: A handbook for Journalists. Johannesburg: Inter Press Service, 2009.

Letowska, Ewa. “Human Rights Education for the Media: the Polish Example” in Handbook for Helsinki Committees: A Guide for Monitoring and Promoting Human Rights, and NGO Management, edited by Raymond Swennenhuis. Vienna: International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights, 1995.

Macovei, Monica. Freedom of expression: a guide to the implementation of Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Strasbourg (France): Council of Europe, 2nd edition, 200 4. [English]

McIntyre, Peter. Human rights reporting: a handbook for journalists in South Eastern Europe. Brussels: International Federation of Journalists, 2003.

OHCHR. Human Rights Training: A Manual on Human Rights Training Methodology. New York and Geneva: United Nations, 2000.
[English | Arabic | Chinese | French  | Russian]

OHCHR and Equitas International Centre for Human Rights Education. Evaluating Human Rights Training: A Handbook for Human Rights Educators. Montreal: Equitas, 20211. [English]

Open Society Foundation. Journalism, media and the challenge of human rights reporting. Versoix (Switzerland): International Council on Human Rights Policy, 2002.
[English | French]

OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. Handbook on media monitoring for election observation missions. Warsaw: ODIHR, 2012.

Ramírez, Gloria. Manual para periodistas: herramientas para la defensa y promoción de la libertad de expresión. México: Academia Mexican de Derechos Humanos, 2004.

Reporters without Borders. Digital safety for Journalists: Open Workshop Digisafe. Reporters sans frontières, 2013.

Reporters without Borders. Handbook for journalists. Paris: Reporters sans frontières, 2002.
[English | French]

Tuller, David. Making news personal: covering human rights, education, health and other social issues. Washington, DC: International Center for Journalists, 2004.

UNDP, UNESCO, and OHCHR. Implementation Strategy 2013-2014 of the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity.
[English] | [French] | [Spanish]

UNESCO. “Access to information... journalists come first” in The UNESCO Courier, 4 (2008), pp. 14-16.
[English | French | Spanish]

UNESCO. Civic education for media professionals: a training manual. Paris: UNESCO, 2009.

UNESCO. “Freedom of expression: a right to be taught” in The UNESCO Courier, 4 (2008), p. 12-14.
[English | French | [Spanish]

UNESCO. Freedom of Expression, Access to Information and Empowerment of People. Paris: UNESCO, 2009.

UNESCO. Model Curricula for Journalism Education: UNESCO series on journalism education. UNESCO, 2007.
[English | Spanish | Chinese]

UNESCO. Recommendation Concerning the Promotion and Use of Multilingualism and Universal Access to Cyberspace (2003).
[English] | [French] | [Spanish] | [Russian] | [Arabic] | [Chinese]

UNESCO Institute for Statistics. The Media Landscape in 28 Countries: Results from a UIS Pilot Survey. Montreal: UNESCO Institute for Statistics, 2012.

UNESCO, UNDP. The Human rights-based approach to journalism: training manual, Viet Nam. Bangkok, UNESCO Office Bangkok, 2008.

United Nations Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity (2012).

Velin, Jo-Anne. Reporting human rights and humanitarian stories: a journalist's handbook. Montreal (Canada): Alpha Expert, 1997.

White, Aidan. To tell you the truth: the ethical journalism initiative. Brussels: International Federation of Journalists, 2008.


OHCHR Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression
[English] |[French]

UNESCO sponsored events on media/journalism including trainings

Hirondelle USA

Institute for War and Peace Reporting

International Center for Journalists

International Federation of Journalists

International Freedom of Expression Exchange

International Journalists' Network

International News Safety Institute

Killing the messenger: the deadly cost of news

PEN International

Reporters Sans Frontiers

Reporting in Indigenous Communities

Transparency International