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Wednesday, June 12 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Future-Proofing Human Rights Documentation: Tools for Protecting Endangered Evidence

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This panel will bring together those working in various capacities in the human rights field including advocates, lawyers, technologists, usability experts, archivists, and others interested in creating tools and standards and increasing their adoption in the wider community towards the common goal of holding abusers accountable through the ethical collection and preservation of evidentiary media. Our panel will be highly participatory where we will share our experiences, perspectives, and use cases of how community & larger organizations, such as Human Rights Watch, are integral in the evolution of emergent tools like OpenArchive and ProofMode to standardize workflows, create and securely share, and preserve documentation they collect from the field. We will discuss the research and development process, threat models, state of technology, and learn more about the challenges attendees face around media collection/preservation/access. We will focus on knowledge sharing, interaction, engagement, and feedback that will help inform the evolution of OpenArchive, SecureDrop, Guardian Project, Meedan, WITNESS’ projects, and others. It will be a group-based discussion, where we will share our different areas of expertise within the human rights open source technological landscape and learn about the participants’ backgrounds and needs, followed by a discussion of opportunities and challenges.



Meedan builds digital tools for global journalism and translation. We are a team of designers, technologists and journalists who focus on open source investigation of digital media and crowdsourced translation of social media.

Dia Kayyali

Program Manager, tech + advocacy, WITNESS
Dia Kayyali coordinates WITNESS’ tech + advocacy work, engaging with technology companies and working on tools and policies that help human rights advocates safely, securely and ethically document human rights abuses and expose them to the world.
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Natalie Cadranel

Founder & Director, OpenArchive
Natalie is the founder and director of OpenArchive, a free, open-source mobile--archive project for those managing sensitive mobile media. Leveraging the efforts of the Internet Archive, Tor, the Guardian Project, and Creative Commons, this media ecosystem gives history's first responders... Read More →

Wednesday June 12, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm BST
Oya 1 (Laico)