Rachel Pulfer / @Rachel_Pulfer

Executive Director for Journalists for Human Rights

Rachel Pulfer is the executive director of Journalists for Human Rights. She has ten years' experience co-creating, piloting, implementing, scaling and evaluating human rights and media development programs in Africa and the Middle East as well as here at home working on Indigenous rights in Canada. Under her leadership, JHR has expanded to three continents and won several regional and national awards, including the Bill Hutton Award for Excellence in Journalism from Radio Television Digital News Assocation Canada, Ontario Heritage and Innovation awards for the Indigenous Reporters Program, and a Governor-General's Award for services to the people of Ghana. She appears on CTV News as a commentator on media, international development and press freedom issues and regularly contributes op-eds and feature articles to the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail. Prior to running JHR, Rachel was the 2009-2010 Webster-McConnell William Southam Journalism Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto. Prior to that, she was the U.S. correspondent for Canadian Business magazine. She is a contributing editor to Corporate Knights magazine, a fellow of the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a member of the Banff Forum.

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