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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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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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“It really feels like we are at the edge of a tech revolution” – Interview with Loren Treisman

Three days after finishing her PhD, Loren Treisman went to East Africa and her life started to take a different turn. Now she is Executive of Indigo Trust, a philanthropic fund that awards mostly small grants to small, community-driven projects in Africa that use technology for social change. In this interview, Loren talks about what […]

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Is there life beyond spreadsheets?

We think so. Introducing Drawing by Numbers, a new resource from Tactical Tech: (http://drawingbynumbers.org/) **** Data visualisation has become very popular and there are all kinds of free, online tools begging to visualise everything from your daily coffee intake to your social network. But which of these are good and which are just a waste […]

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Documenting Existing Casualty Recording Practice Worldwide

The Oxford Research Group has embarked upon a project to document existing casualty recording practice worldwide. There are numerous casualty recording initiatives around the world, some operating in the midst of ongoing conflicts, and others in a post-conflict environment. Each initiative has amassed some level of experience and relevant expertise in dealing with the problems […]

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Online dialogue: Using Technology to Promote Transparency

Join New Tactics, the Technology for Transparency Team, and other practitioners for an online dialogue on Using Technology to Promote Transparency from September 21 to 27, 2011. There has been an expanding and increasingly global movement of technology and digital media projects aimed at promoting government transparency, accountability, and public participation in political processes.  In […]

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Prototype Global Disability Rights Library Launches

Human rights and disability rights advocates around the globe can now access a newly launched tool for finding the knowledge and toolkits they need: the Global Disability Rights Library (GDRL) at http://gdrl.org. A prototype “test” version of this library is being made available both on-line and off-line so that users can share feedback with the GDRL team […]

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Open Source software for libraries

Open-source software (OSS) is computer software of which the source code and certain rights are provided under a license that allows others to study, change, improve and often also to distribute the software. Open source software is usually developed in a public, transparent and collaborative manner where developers review each other’s work and give credit […]

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Human Development Indicators now accessible online through Google Public Data Explorer

Human Development Indicators now accessible online through Google Public Data Explorer New data visualization tools let web users chart the latest HDI trends for all UN member-states texte en français ci-bas texto en español debajo United Nations, 17 May 2011—In a move to provide greater global access to key human development indicators for all countries, […]

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Dialogue on Front Line Watchdogs: Monitoring accountability for human rights

New Tactics and its featured resource practitioners will hold an on-line dialogue on Front Line Watchdogs: Monitoring accountability for human rights from May 18 to 24, 2011. Front line watchdogs come in all shapes and sizes. They can be seen in courtrooms ensuring fair trials, accompanying threatened human rights defenders, holding vigil outside police stations […]

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Crunching numbers for human rights : the promise and perils of data and statistics

A Conversation with Patrick Ball, vice president of the Benetech HRDAG Human rights monitoring consists primarily of receiving information from witnesses and conducting investigations. The resulting information is often stored in databases. However, the statistics generated from databases collected in this way may tell us more about the functioning of the organisation doing the monitoring […]

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Haki zetu : ESC rights in practice

The Special Programme on Africa of the Dutch section of Amnesty International just published a series of four handbooks on economic, social and cultural rights. The series has been developed with and is meant for civil society organisations and activists working with local communities in Africa to realise their ESC rights. There are four volumes: […]

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Free access to two unique resources on civil liberties in Europe

Statewatch is pleased to announce free access to of its specialist civil liberties websites (full access to these resources was previously only available to paid subscribers). 1. The Statewatch database – 27,000 articles on civil liberties in Europe dating back 20 years The Statewatch database contains all articles, features and new material published in the […]

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Rwanda Genocide Archive opens

source: http://www.aegistrust.org/Aegis-Rwanda/ On 10 December, at the Kigali Genocide Memorial (KGM) in Rwanda, on slopes above mass graves containing over 250,000 of those murdered, a documentation facility was unveiled that is set to make the 1994 genocide one of the most comprehensively documented – and most easily researchable – genocides of all time. Established by […]

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Martin Ennals Award: call for nominations

The Martin Ennals Foundation invites nominations for its 2011 Award. The deadline is 9th December 2010. The MEA application form and more information on the Award can be obtained from the MEA website: www.martinennalsaward.org, ready for electronic submission. The Award is granted annually to an individual, or exceptionally an organisation, in recognition of their commitment […]

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International Thesaurus of Refugee Terminology

The International Thesaurus of Refugee Terminology (ITRT) is designed to facilitate information retrieval and exchange. In print since 1988, the Thesaurus has proven an essential resource for librarians and information workers. However, the specialized nature of and ongoing evolution in refugee terminology meant that the print editions were soon outdated. In 2002, the UN High […]

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Vacancies at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is Canada’s newest national museum, with construction and inaugural exhibits slated for completion in 2012, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  An “idea museum” with a strong focus on innovation, the CMHR seeks talented people who share our passion and commitment to creating a world class museum that will enhance the public’s […]

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Los organismos de derechos humanos: documentos emblemáticos

Los organismos de derechos humanos: documentos emblemáticos english version Es imposible abordar la historia de los últimos 35 años de nuestro país sin considerar el rol central que ha tenido el movimiento de derechos humanos en la configuración política y social de la Argentina contemporánea. Aquellos años de dictadura, el complejo proceso de transición democrática […]

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Archives without borders Conference

resumen en español Las Asociaciones Profesionales VVBAD (Bélgica) y KVAN (Países Bajos) organizan un Congreso Internacional intitulado Archivos sin fronteras que se celebrará el 30 y 31 de agosto de 2010 en el Palacio de la Paz en La Haya, Países Bajos. Este congreso conmemora la primera Conferencia Archivística Internacional que tuvo lugar en Bruselas […]

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Srebrenica-exhumation : a forensic reconstruction of the 1995 genocide

A new exhibit on the Srebrenica genocide opened at OSA Archivum in Budapest on June 2. Based mainly on documents accumulated during the fifteen years of criminal investigation, as well as archival material on the identification of human remains, the exhibit is a forensic reconstruction of the genocide and other mass atrocities committed by units […]

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Human Rights Web Archive

texto en español debajo texte en français ci-dessus The Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research (CHRDR), part of Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, is pleased to announce the development of the Human Rights Web Archive. As part of Columbia’s larger initiative to collect free and at-risk web resources, the Human Rights Web Archive is dedicated […]

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True Heroes – International Conference on Human Rights and the new Media

The True Heroes ‘International Conference on Human Rights and the new Media’ was meticulously planned for six months, to be held on 19-20 April in The Hague. Then the ash cloud came and flights to the Netherlands became almost impossible. As a result 25 human rights defenders could not reach their conference and risked to be robbed of […]

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