The world’s first human rights TV channel has been launched by the International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR).
The web-based IOHRTV channel has launched on the UK’s netgem.tv platform, aiming “to put human rights into the front line of mainstream media.”
IOHRTV will broadcast programmes such as civil society-based talk show NGO Focus, featuring interviews with organisations such as Save the Children, Care International and Refuge.
The channel’s content is produced by a team of human rights professionals, researchers and award-winning journalists, including former CNN and Sky News presenter Trish Lynch.
IOHR director Valerie Peay said: “We’re proud to be the first organisation taking this approach in the UK – TV is a great platform to share the many incredible stories we encounter, and we aim to use that platform to make long-lasting and meaningful change.”