To sensitize journalist community on democracy and human rights related issues, particularly reporting on transparent election process, violence against women, Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of Children, Exploitation of farmers, minorities and consumers.
To strive for prompt reporting and monitoring of the issues relating to democracy and human rights in Pakistan. Improve and enhance extensive coverage of democracy and human rights issues in media (electronic, print, on-line). The members of the JDHR will be encouraged to report violations not only to their respective media (print, electronic and online) but also report them to local administrations and the JDHR’s Islamabad office for their onward submission to the high-ups to seek justice for victims.
To protect journalists from violence committed by officials or private agencies/organizations. Raise voice for their safety and well-being.
To conduct workshops, training courses for media persons to impart them techniques on how to monitor and report violations of democratic norms, human rights, poverty, governance, environment and human development issues; how to write on the rights of vulnerable sections of society like women, children, farmers, consumers and minorities.
To mobilize public opinion in favour of democracy and human rights through media, public lectures, seminars, conferences, social gatherings and meetings.
To lobby with local leaders, parliamentarians and bureaucrats to get assurances regarding effective implementation of the UN International Human Rights Instruments and for adoption of any such new convention or covenant.
To co-operate with and to aid national and international groups, organisations and individuals engaged in promotion of allied activities for the cause of democracy and human rights.
To promote research studies for development of a democratic and human rights friendly media with an emphasis on highlighting the need for promotion of a non-violent and tolerant culture; and to assist activists striving for promotion of basic rights and civil liberties. Research oriented Working Papers, Policy Briefs and Monographs will be published on “Media, Society and Rights of the People”.
To raise voice against the atrocities and human right violations taking place anywhere in the country.
To undertake appropriate actions against human right violations and provide aid and assistance to the victims of such violations.
To prepare reports and undertake inquiries and investigations to make recommendations to the appropriate authorities for end of violations of human rights and to publish such reports and recommendations in view of achieving the objectives of the JOURNALISTS FOR DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS.
To strive for the protection of the rights of every person to express his or her views, obtain information and hold ideas regardless of frontiers.
To attempt for protection of every person’s right to freedom of thought, conscience and belief or religion.
To protect and promote rights of workers, peasants and consumers of health-care systems, to be free from the clutches of the Trans-national Corporations/Multinational companies, particularly under the World Trade Organization (WTO) regime.
To strengthen non-governmental and community based activities as human rights issues including grants for women in healthcare sector and participatory community development activities in social sector and to provide for such other purpose as the Board of Governors may, from time to time, decides.
To help improve quality of life of the people living in villages, slums and poor localities with deteriorated or no civic amenities by promoting civic journalism.
To train and motivate journalists to deal with human rights and poverty related issues and help the people organize themselves so that they may work to develop their areas on self-help basis and attain empowerment they need.
To enlist support from all possible sources, implement and monitor human rights/poverty alleviation and other development projects in undeveloped areas.
To provide extensive information and training to the members of JDHR to monitor threats to democracy and human rights.
To contact Amnesty International, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, United Nations Commission for Human Rights, Committee to Protect Journalists, International Organization of Journalists, Directorate of Human Rights of the European Union, NGOs working to protect human rights, donors (both local and foreign), experts, professionals, communities and individuals to mobilize support for the objectives and projects of the JOURNALISTS FOR DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS (JDHR).
To execute any business for self support and accept, receive and administer funds for the above purposes and to that end to take and hold by bequest, purchase on lease either absolutely or in trust for such objects and purposes or any of them, any property, real, personal or mixed, without limitation as to amount or value, except such limitation, if any, as may be imposed by law and to invest and to sell, dispose off any such property and to invest and re-invest the principle amount and income thereof and to deal with and expand the principle amount and income of JOURNALISTS FOR DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS (JDHR) for any of the fore-mentioned objects and purposes with limitation, except such limitations, if any, as may be contained in the instrument under which such property is received or other limitation imposed by law.
To receive, take title to hold, and use the proceeds and income of stocks, bonds, obligations, or other securities of any government or corporation, domestic or foreign.
To undertake, do and perform all such acts, matters, or things as maybe desirable or are necessary in the opinion of the Board of Governors of the JDHR for the accomplishment of the foregoing purposes or any of them and in particular but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing to enter into contracts to undertake financial and commercial obligations, to borrow or raise to secure the payment of money, to sell, exchange, mortgage, let or lease the property and accounts of the JDHR, by purchase, take on lease or tenancy or in exchange, hire, take over option, or otherwise acquire any estate, interest or property and to hold, develop deal with or turn to accounts any property and assets or rights, real or personal or of any kind and at the discretion of the Board of Governors of the JDHR to apply: the assets of the JDHR in or towards the establishment of any association and institution the objects or purposes of which are in accordance with the objects of the JDHR.