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Human Rights and Technology: Lessons from RightsCon

Contributed by Mona Chun, Deputy Director, IHRFG – Two weeks ago, I attended RightsCon: Silicon Valley along with more than 700 other attendees from over 65 countries.  Access, an organization which builds the technical capacity of digital activists and civil society groups worldwide to advocate for their digital rights, put together this buzzing three-day event.  … Continue reading

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In Focus: Storytelling and Social Change: How Stories Help Advance Human Rights

Contributed by Paul VanDeCarr, Managing Director, Working Narratives, and Brett Davidson, Director, Health Media Initiative, Open Society Foundations Public Health Program- The following excerpts are drawn from “Storytelling and Social Change: A Strategy Guide for Grantmakers,” written by Paul VanDeCarr for Working Narratives. Child soldiers in Burma. Elder abuse in the United States. Discrimination against … Continue reading

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Human rights funders consider mobile media projects

Originally published on the Knight Foundation Blog, by Amy Starlight Lawrence – Funders working to safeguard human rights have a wealth of opportunity in new mobile media tools. They got a glimpse of several of them recently in New York at the Paley Center during the annual meeting of the International Human Rights Funders Group. Andrew Puddephatt, of Global Partners … Continue reading