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Tech & Human Rights Blog Series

05/26/2015

PHR's Tech & Human Rights Blog Series is meant to highlight the intersection between technology and human rights, and to examine the increasing role that technology can play in advancing human rights around the world.

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Evidence of Chemical Weapons in Syria

Illegal Attacks: Use of Chlorine Gas in Syria

05/14/2015

Recent medical reports of chlorine gas attacks in Syria reveal a disturbing trend in the use of chemical warfare against civilians. At least 25 people reportedly suffered chemical exposure during attacks in Idlib just last week, and six people were killed – and dozens of others were wounded – in an attack on Sarmin village in March.

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Documenting with a Mobile Phone in Syria

Tech & Human Rights Blog Series: The Power of Digital Documentation and Social Media

05/12/2015

One of the questions I am asked most often about my work on the Syria mapping project is how we are able to conduct our research without being on the ground in country.

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Doctor and Patient in Idlib, Syria

Under the Gun: Practicing Medicine in Syria

03/10/2015

By the end of 2011, government security forces were bringing detained members of the opposition to my hospital for treatment. Members of the security forces would insult and physically attack the medical staff, while also causing chaos by shooting their weapons into the air.

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Doctor in Aleppo, Syria

Documentation Vital to Ending Attacks on Health Care Workers

01/15/2015

2014 was a distressing year for health care workers in conflict areas around the world, as attacks on medical professionals and facilities were carried out in numerous countries. As these attacks continue, they must be appropriately documented in order to increase available information, raise awareness, and find appropriate solutions that facilitate accountability and ultimately prevent future violence.

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