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Bearing witness through civic media

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Presentation delivered at New Technologies and Human Rights Monitoring workshop at Stanford University, 6-7 August 2012.

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Bearing witness through civic media

  1. Bearing witness through civic mediaSanjana HattotuwaTED Fellow alumnFounding Editor, www.groundviews.org
  2. Mobile phone imageryhttp://groundviews.org/2009/08/15/first-images-the-flooding-in-menik-camp-and-the-increasingly-dire-situation-for-idps
  3. Social witnessing through photographyhttp://groundviews.org/2012/07/31/ganesan-nimalaruban-a-damning-murder-funeral-and-silence/
  4. War crimes? Digital image forensicshttp://groundviews.org/2011/07/02/photographic-evidence-of-war-crimes-in-sri-lanka-or-not/
  5. Social witnessing through videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix5xnEKxikI&feature=plcp
  6. Data visualisation for accountabilityhttp://workshop.chromeexperiments.com/projects/armsglobe/
  7. Data visualisation for accountabilityhttp://workshop.chromeexperiments.com/projects/armsglobe/
  8. Twitter for posterityhttp://groundviews.org/2011/07/04/resource-book-for-historians-researchers-and-media-a-year-of-tweeting-from-groundviews
  9. A different history: April to July 2012380+ pages, 3195 tweets on issues incl. war crimesallegations, human rights abuses, racism, corruption, religiousextremismPresidential spokesman, politicians, local journalists, citizens,diaspora, US State Dept, foreign correspondents, UN system,HR orgsSilence, engagement and corrections
  10. Curation: Bundlrhttp://bundlr.com/b/questions-to-amb-robert-blake
  11. Curation: Bundlrhttp://groundviews.org/2012/04/18/the-questions-unanswered-by-amb-robert-blake-mapping-us-engagement-in-and-concerns-over-sri-lanka
  12. Timeline of post-war violencehttp://groundviews.org/2011/06/11/months-after-the-18th-amendment-is-the-executive-really-more-accountable-to-parliament
  13. Timeline on reconciliation’s failurehttp://groundviews.org/2012/08/03/sri-lankas-llrc-a-timeline-from-inception-to-implementation/
  14. Facebook for bearing witnesshttps://www.facebook.com/groundviews
  15. Facebook for racismhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Protect-the-Buddhism-බු#-දහම-ආර)ෂාකරමු/318576704821497
  16. Facebook for religious extremismhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Protect-the-Buddhism-බු#-දහම-ආර)ෂාකරමු/318576704821497
  17. Facebook for dissent through memeshttps://www.facebook.com/slmemes
  18. Today’s challenges from civic mediaSearchingContextualisation, semantics and feature extractionData visualisationMany sourcing, verification and curation
  19. Thank yousanjanah@gmail.com

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