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Kenyans Record on Mobile Phones

Tech & Human Rights Blog Series: After Ushahidi – Using New Technologies to Prevent Mass Atrocities


Kenya’s post-election violence was particularly remarkable given that it was witnessed and documented to an unprecedented degree by the country’s residents.

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Evidence of Chemical Weapons in Syria

Illegal Attacks: Use of Chlorine Gas in Syria


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


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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MediCapt Training in the DRC

Tech & Human Rights Blog Series: Leapfrogging into the Digital Age


What, in effect, PHR is trying to do is leverage the wide-ranging possibilities of technology to leapfrog certain sectors within these low-resourced communities into the digital age.

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A Bahraini Medic Treats an Injured Protester

Unbiased Health Care Stifled in Bahrain


The release of Ibrahim al-Demestani, a nurse imprisoned by Bahraini authorities, is the latest chapter in the government’s ongoing campaign against health professionals. While his release should be celebrated, al-Demestani should never have been imprisoned and forced to complete a three-year sentence in the first place.

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