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Explaining the “Umbrella Revolution”: Hong Kong’s 2014 Protests for Democracy

Explaining the “Umbrella Revolution”: Hong Kong’s 2014 Protests for Democracy

Two months since the beginning of the Hong Kong protests, what began as an energetic and widely-backed movement that captured international attention has largely collapsed in the face of continued Chinese refusal to grant any concessions. The protests, named the “Umbrella Revolution” for demonstrators’ use of umbrellas to protect themselves from pepper spray attacks by […]

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Events and opportunities coming your way…

Rights in Review: Call for Submissions! Posted on jhr.ca by justineabigail on December 13, 2010 Rights in Review is jhr’s bi-annual peer-reviewed academic journal. Through scholarship addressing human rights awareness and improving peace and security, jhr looks to provide a forum to exchange ideas from a variety of perspectives regarding the pressing human rights and […]

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National Publication Opportunity: Journalists for Human Rights’ Speak! Magazine

Each year, university chapters of Journalists for Human Rights across Canada collaborate to create a national publication. This year’s theme is the Millennium Development Goals, and we’re looking for articles and photography relating to the topic. Please direct short one-page pitches and any questions you might have to speak.jhrryerson@gmail.com, cc’ing jhrmcgill@gmail.com. First drafts will be […]

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Get involved in 2010-2011!

As always, there are tons of exciting ways to get involved with jhr McGill this year. Check out each team’s page for more info or just read messages from the execs below! (Note: This was originally circulated as part of our July listserv announcement; if you’d like to be added to our mailing list, please […]

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