The International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR) said its web-based channel would bring human rights issues to audiences in over 20 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
The world first human rights TV channel promises to deliver hidden stories ignored by mainstream media into people’s living rooms. By giving a “voice” to the “voiceless”, IOHR hopes to spread awareness on critical human rights issues. The channel will be available to over 20 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
“There are so many people in the world who cannot speak up, and it seems to be getting worse and worse,” – IOHR Director Valerie Peay told the Thomson Reuters Foundation
The mainstream media are doing a poor job in reporting atrocities across war torn areas around the world. People are suffering and awareness must be brought to the public.
Prime topics will include refugees, press freedom and the incarceration of journalists, extremism, women’s rights, LGBT + issues and the plight of the world’s stateless people.
Soon to be aired programmes include a look at China, 30 years after the crackdown on the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, the positive and negative impacts of technology on women, and the human rights implications of Brexit, Britain’s departure from the European Union in March.
The programmes will be in English, with more languages coming soon.
A promising venture with a good cause at heart – so long as the stories are not propagandised and reported on accurately and honestly.