This guide looks at how metadata has been used to expose, protect and verify abuses and excesses of power. It considers exactly what metadata is contained within what format and introduces tools to extract, strip and add metadata.
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The Natalia Project is the world’s first alarm and positioning system for human rights defenders at risk. The participants wear the Natalia Project alarm on their wrists. In case of an attack, a pull of the wristband activates the alarm upon which a distress signal is sent to Civil Rights Defenders headquarters in Stockholm. The signal is then verified by people on the ground.
RightsInfo is about bringing human rights to life using beautiful infographics, stories and social media. RightsInfo believes there is huge potential to do a better job at explaining why human rights matter and how they can change people’s lives by using social media to find new ways to talk about and deliver human rights stories…
The ACLU of Missouri Mobile Justice smartphone app was created to empower individuals to hold Missouri law enforcement agencies accountable for their actions. This app has four main features which allow citizens to personally record police officer interactions, alert nearby users when stopped by police, transmit incident reports directly to the ACLU, and learn what rights citizens have when stopped by law enforcement officers.
This guide was created by the Social Media Group within the Convio Services Team. It was designed specifically for nonprofit professionals as a means to discover and deploy successful social media programs that further your mission.
Syria Tracker offers a crisis mapping system that uses crowdsourced text, photo and video reports forming a live map of the Syrian conflict (2011). Syria Tracker also uses data mining for scanning sources on the web; official news reports, social media (Twitter and Facebook), blogs, etc. for reports about human rights violations in Syria.
Citizen video is becoming a powerful new reporting tool. But faked footage threatens to break the trust that is so critical to newsrooms and audiences. Storyful reporter Della Kilroy demystifies the verification process, sharing important lessons for reporters and human rights researchers alike.
Through this toolkit VNC hopes that campaigners will acquire the following skills: An understanding of why and how information and communication technologies (ICTs) can be appropriated by women’s rights and human rights groups in their advocacy skills through their use of online tools, including networking and mobile tools for advocacy and campaigning; The ability to develop an advocacy / communication strategy; Knowing what social networking is and the various spaces and tools they could use in their online activism; An understanding of online privacy and security issues relevant to building their online activism.
This resource guide provides an introduction to Twitter, discusses the role it can and has played in peacebuilding and social change, and offers key resources to begin actively using the platform.