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File naming conventions: why you want them and how to create them

We’ve all been there: you’re asked to review the most recent draft of a document. You log-in to your organisation’s shared-folders and look for the file, but you can’t tell which version of the document you should be reviewing: Grant-proposal-henry-edits-finalfinal.doc Grant-proposal-final-Nora_edits_v4.doc FINAL_proposal_Aug2016_kct-updated.doc This is just one small example of an information management weakness that can […]

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Survey: What info management topics do you want to discuss with peers?

We’re excited to start hosting peer-to-peer online discussions later this year! If you are working on (or struggling with!) human rights information management, we want to provide opportunities for you to learn from your peers. One format for this knowledge-exchange will be online discussions: 1-2 hour conference calls that will feature a few presentations and […]

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Setting up an email discussion list for a security-conscious community

The email discussion list. We’re all on one, right? (some of us are on 20+) It’s a pretty straightforward form of communication: I can send an email message to one address, and it goes out to everyone on the list, who can then reply to the entire the list. It’s this ease-of-use for the list […]

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How to Apply Human-Centered Design to Your Next Project

Successful projects are ‘human-centered’ As many as 90% of the new projects fail every year. To ensure a product or project succeeds, we need to understand our end users and what challenges they face, and how a solution would work for them. Developing or designing this way focuses on people. This is human-centered design (HCD). How […]

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Upcoming Workshop: The Role of Television Broadcasts/Archives in the Aftermath of the Yugoslav Wars

Prime Time Nationalism | The Role of Television Broadcasts/Archives in the Aftermath of the Yugoslav Wars A conference and workshop organized by the Donald and Vera Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA) at Central European University (CEU) with support from CEU Conferences and Academic Events Fund (CAEF) May 13-14, 2016 | Budapest The manipulative role of […]

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Demo Our New Innovation UwaziDocs at the NGO Forum in Banjul

Join us in Banjul: From Clutter to Clarity with UwaziDocs UwaziDocs: Empowering Human Rights Organizations to Build and Share Knowledge Assets Forum on the Participation of NGOs in the 58th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and 32nd African Human Rights Book Fair 3-5 April, 2016 Banjul, The Gambia Organized by […]

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Join us at RightsCon March 29: RDF Human Rights Documentation

Will you be in San Fransisco for RightsCon? Are you interested in Responsible Data and human rights documentation? Please join us for RDF Human Rights Documentation March. Human Rights Documentation March 29 2016 Thoughtworks, 814 Mission St, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 This is a one day event on March 29 by HURIDOCS, the engine room, Amnesty International, and […]

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We Pay Our Interns, Proudly

Today, we are one of 27 international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) launching a Charter to encourage all international actors to provide stipends to all interns: Following other campaigns pushing for change like the “Pay your interns” Initiative and Mr. David Hyde, interning at the United Nations, pretending to be homeless in order to raise awareness on […]

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Verifying visual data of human rights violations at DiploHack

Over a 48-hour period at the Human Rights DiploHack February 29, we experimented and innovated on projects and challenges presented by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The results were presented during #HRC31.  Big verification challenge: human rights violations Our team, Pictrue, focused on collecting and verifying evidence of human rights violations. Every day human rights […]

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Need to Improve Organizational Security? Build Relationships

When a group of organizational security practitioners gathered in Prague this February, we were cautiously optimistic about what we could achieve. Organizational security is about empowering human rights organisations to protect themselves, the people they serve and their information – so that organisations can realize their missions. We added organizational security assessments and support to our […]

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