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RightsCon – Growing the Community around Tech and Human Rights

Imagine 700 people, who are curious to learn more about anything from the latest malware governments are using to spy on activists, to new technologies that have social justice and digital security in mind and to discuss among civil society, big business and governments, how privacy can actually be protected when using the internet. Take […]

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The Day We Fight Back

Privacy is a human right: People need it, governments have to protect it and business has to respect it. Too often, this is not the case. Today is the day we fight back. Thousands of individuals, international experts and a coalition of NGOs from all around the globe demand an end to unchecked mass surveillance. […]

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What Privacy?

Privacy is a human right that may often feel elusive, but when it is violated its loss becomes tangible. When you cannot know if what you say will be heard only by those who are supposed to, how can you speak freely? If everything you do at home can be torn into the public realm, […]

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Janet Haven works at the Open Society Foundations to support advocacy organizations in using data most efficiently and sharing it. Information, Janet thinks, should not be treated as a second-tier issue, but as the fuel for advocacy.

“It’s a long process, but a worthwhile pursuit“

Handling information effectively, using its potential to maximize the impact of advocacy – this is a serious challenge, and one that Janet Haven of the Open Society Foundations (OSF) has been working on for almost a decade. In this interview she talks about why she is convinced this is important, how she is constantly looking […]

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A global approach to human rights case law

It is a vision, but it is becoming reality already – a platform that brings all international human rights case law together in one place. In this post, we sketch out why it is important, how it can be done and why sense-making should be the guiding principle. How long does it take to find […]

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Using Lightroom, Hayk can choose tags and manipulate the metadata of his photos. This helps him to find them later on.

How to organise 40,000 photos? (And why bother to do it)

Why is it important to keep things in order? It takes time and keeps you away from actual work. “Only the stupid need organisation — the genius controls the chaos”, Albert Einstein supposedly said. So why bother? Why have an organisation like HURIDOCS that helps others build databases, organise (and build) their websites and train […]

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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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Staying safe: security resources for human rights defenders

sommaire en francais Joignez-vous à New Tactics pour ce dialogue important sur la securité: Ressources de sécurité pour les défenseurs des droits de l’homme, du 21 au 27 juillet 2010. Les défenseurs des droits humains se heurtent souvent à l’oppression, la discrimination et la violence. Le travail pour les droits de l’homme est puissant et […]

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