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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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Courageous Defenders of Human Rights in the Face of Personal Risk: 2016 MEA Finalists

This award is selected by the International Human Rights Community (the Jury, including HURIDOCS, is listed below) and given to Human Rights Defenders who have shown deep commitment and courage in the face of personal risk. The aim of the award is to highlight their work and protect them through increased visibility. The three finalists […]

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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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Martin Ennals Foundation condemns attacks on its 2013 Laureate, the Joint Mobile Group

The Joint Mobile Group (JMG) is known for its courageous work in opening legal cases on behalf of victims of torture in Chechnya. Traveling with journalists on March 9th, the group was physically attacked, their confidential notes stolen, and their transportation burned. Their offices in Ingushetia were also attacked. This is part of an ongoing pattern […]

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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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An individual philanthropist connects migrants to “the right people” with MigCall

As of January 1, 2016, Indian migrants in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries can use a new tool for accessing help in times of distress: MigCall. Improving migrant workers’ conditions and connectivity With proper connectivity to their respective embassies and social workers, most of the challenges migrant workers can be solved. Conditions for Indian migrant workers are […]

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Solving challenges for human rights defenders in 2016

To maximize the impact of human rights organizations across the world this year, we’ll equip defenders with new systems for liberating information and adapt our support to meet the ever-changing challenges of our current partners. Effective information management is human-centered and requires an in-depth understanding of people, purpose, and goals. More than ever in 2015, we […]

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