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Thursday, June 13 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Solving the problem of vicarious trauma in open source investigations

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The goal of this session is to discuss concrete solutions to the problem of secondary trauma that can lead to burnout or PTSD and depression among human rights advocates. It will emphasize workflow, design, effective mitigation strategies and institutional steps that can be taken right away. The session will aim to build an awareness of the area, while sourcing mitigation and resiliency techniques from among the participants in the workshop. It will also aim to raise awareness of the gendered nature of open source investigations and the effects of trauma.

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Matt Mahmoudi

Jo Cox PhD Scholar, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge
Matt is a PhD candidate in Development Studies at the University of Cambridge, where he is also Program Lead at TheWhistle.org, an academic spin-out developing and researching digital human rights reporting suites. As Jo Cox Scholar, his research focuses on technological marginalisation... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm BST
Hannibal (Laico)