jhr Rights Check-up #3: 2011 human rights review| January 14, 2012
2011 was a year of unprecedented human rights abuse. Arab Spring protests across the Middle East and North Africa were met with brutal state-sanctioned violence, but the idea of replacing autocratic regimes with democracy spread all over the world and was reported by human rights activists and bloggers alike, turning anyone with a cell phone, or camera, into a journalist.
2011 was the year Journalists for Human Rights at Concordia University (jhrConU) in Montreal, Canada, began producing human rights-based media, to raise awareness about human rights issues and abuses taking place around the world.
In the third edition of the jhr Rights Check-up, the jhrConU news team, Arndell Leblanc, Damiano R., Jessie Mathieson and Shereen Rafea, take over CKUT 90.3FM airwaves to review some of the important human rights stories of 2011.