The team at our Digital Verification Corps partner @hrcberkeley used open source techniques to monitor the US elections in November. Here, in our first Citizen Evidence Lab post of 2021, they spell out their 5 takeaways from their work in real-time.
Amnesty's Evidence Lab launches its new free-to-anyone online course on the basics of open source investigations for human rights in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Farsi. We share expertise from @amnesty + our friends @witnessorg @hrcberkeley @Swansea_Law
Azerbaijani & Armenian forces' indiscriminate use of weapons killed scores of civilians in #NagornoKarabakh.
New @amnesty report based on an on-the-ground investigation into dozens of strike sites. 👇
Investigations & accountability needed.
Coming Thursday - new @amnesty report on scores of civilians killed in Azerbaijani and Armenian strikes during the recent conflict over #NagornoKarabakh. Investigators visited dozens of strike sites on both sides.
Journos please email email@example.com for info/advance copies
This has not aged well
Also, after more than six years in London, I'm moving back to Vancouver in December 🇬🇧🛬🇨🇦
If I owe you money or have any of your books, now's the time to find me
Latest from Citizen Evidence Lab - Michel Manzur from @SecForceMonitor describes how human rights researchers can identify the commanders of military or police units implicated in human rights violations using open source information: https://citizenevidence.org/2020/12/16/how-to-reconstruct-security-force-command-chains-from-open-sources-a-case-study-of-the-carabineros-de-chile/
Internet: There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think. It's all about the information.
Me: If I were you, I'd destroy that thing.
Internet: I don't expect other people to understand this but I do expect you to understand this. We started this journey together.
Me: It wasn't a journey, [the internet]. It was a prank.
Internet: Exactly. The world isn't run by weapons anymore, or energy or money. It's run by little ones and zeroes, little bits of data. It's all just electrons.
Me: I don't care.
Internet: Don't you know the places we can go with this?
Me: Yeah, I do. There's nobody there.
The internet: You could have shared this with me.
Me: I know.
Internet: We could have had the power.
Me: I don't want it.
Found myself watching the movie Sneakers for the first time in years. Struck by how prescient it was and how much the climactic confrontation between Robert Redford and Ben Kingsley’s characters sounds like the conversation I’d have with the internet now https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0105435/
"The depravity and lack of humanity captured in these videos shows the deliberate intention to cause ultimate harm and humiliation to victims"
What solution would you suggest for deploying simple one-page React apps for iframing into a CMS? Thinking Netlify, GitHub pages etc. CC @aendrew @aubergene @elliot_bentley
The stars are in constant motion, which @ESAGaia is measuring with more and more precision. This map shows how 40 000 stars will move over the next 1.6million years! #GaiaEDR3
“Behind these statistics is a very real crisis for some of the most vulnerable people in Brazil’s Amazon" -@RPearshouse https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2020/12/brazil-accelerating-deforestation-of-amazon-a-direct-result-of-bolsonaros-policies/
For years, UN investigators secretly compiled evidence that implicated Rwandan President Paul Kagame and other high-level officials in mass killings before, during and after the 1994 Rwandan genocide. https://bit.ly/3mrNeJy
Interactive news at Financial Times. Writes, codes, makes charts etc. Once and future Vancouverite. You're right, I do have a silly name 👏
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