Posts Tagged ‘social media’

From Biro to Byte: Preparing for the Future of Human Rights Research at Amnesty International

Posted April 7, 2014 by Tanya

This is a follow up post on how the engine room helped Amnesty international to understand how its researchers were using and could use technology and data in their work. This post discusses outcomes and plans, see a previous post on methods and process here.

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Open Hang Out: research ethics for media monitoring during the Kenyan elections

Posted June 7, 2013 by Christopher Wilson

UPDATE: We had a great chat last week. Not surprisingly, we started talking about Umati, but the conversation quickly spilled over a into a number of important related issues. This is great, and it’s exciting to see how much interest and focus is already turning towards responsible data.

There are a lot of conversations moving now, and we expect this will lead to a closer investigation on how academic resources (derived potentially from IRB and certification processes) can be used to support activists and programmers, and generally about how to make ethical research questions relevant to a wider community of advocates and development workers. It looks like a Technology Salon will also be organized on “Ethics in Development,” which will address some of these issues, and Internews is also looking a doing a mapping of what resources are already out there.

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Exploring Digital Strategy in Human Rights Advocacy with New Tactics

Posted February 22, 2013 by Alix Dunn

We’re excited to announce that this spring we will be partnering with New Tactics in Human Rights to hold an online dialogue on how human rights campaigners can safely and effectively integrate social media in their work.

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Facebook in Egypt Before the Spring: New Publication

Posted March 20, 2012 by Alix Dunn
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The engine room has blogged about the way that the April 6th Youth Movement in Egypt has evolved since the uprising. But even before the uprising, Facebook was changing the way political groups organized. My work on this topic was presented at the New Media Alternative Politics conference at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH) at Cambridge in 2010, and was just published in a working paper series at the university.

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