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Mnemonic Takes Part at RightsCon 2022

Mnemonic is participating at RightsCon in its 11th edition

We are looking forward to our staff’s participation at RightsCon this year as both speakers and attendees. Since the first lockdown due to COVID-19 took place in 2020, RightsCon decided to hold the whole conference online. This change made attendance much more possible for a larger number of people. It also remains a reminder of how critical technology has become to our work and lives.

The first engagement at RightsCon this year will be a tech demo by Mnemonic which is a pre-recorded session on an internal tool for searching large archives of video content documenting human rights violations and making it accessible to researchers and journalists. This demo will be presented by Julian Laplace, Technologist at Mnemonic.

Needle in the haystack: making media archives accessible to human rights researchers Monday, June 6th, 7:!5-8:15pm CEST

We also invite you to join a session organized by Yemeni Archive, to be moderated by Mnemonic’s Communications Advisor, Salma Amer, and joined by Baraah Tarek, Yemeni Archive’s Investigator, along with Human Rights Watch, Yemen Researcher, Afrah Nasser, Tony Wilson, Founder of Security Force Monitor, Dearbhla Minouge, Legal Officer at Global Legal Action Network. The session is going to highlight the importance of open source investigation in the case of Yemen where access to information on the ground have become harder and harder.

How is open source investigation keeping the world updated on Yemen? Tuesday, June 7th, 4:45-5:45pm CEST

Mnemonic is hosting a Community Lab along with Internet Governance Project, Stanford University, Content Policy and Society Lab to discuss challenges for content moderation. Mnemonic’s Advocacy Deputy Director, Dia Kayyali, will be a speaker with Jyoti Panday from Electronic Frontiers Foundation, and Julie Owono from Internet Sans Frontier.

Multitasker governance of content moderation Wednesday, June 8th, 4-5pm CEST

Another Community Lab will be hosted by Mnemonic on solidarity across the digital evidence labor pipeline. This Lab will present the whole pipeline of the evidence from the moment it starts as data being recorded on users’ devices, to uploading it on the internet, to archiving it by open source investigators, to handling it by legal advocates for case-building initiatives. Libby McAvoy, Mnemonic’ Legal Advisor, Michael Elsanadi, Mnemonic’s Investigator, and Raja Althaibani, Senior Program Manager for the Middle East and North Africa at WITNESS will all be speaking at this Lab.

Let’s talk “solidarity” across the digital evidence labor pipeline Thursday, June 9th, 7:30-8:30pm CEST

Lastly, Sudan Archive is hosting a session on a collaborative project between them and the Ayin Network that was launched in November 2021 on advocacy and archiving with citizen documentation. Mnemonic’s Executive Director, Hadi Al Khatib, along with Trevor Snapp, Co-Director of Gisa Group, and Tom Rhodes, Managing Editor of Ayin Network will all be handling this discussion while mentioning similar documentation trends from Ukraine to Burma.

Advocacy and archiving with citizen documentation Thursday, June 10th, 7-8pm CEST

We look forward to the participation and engagement of those passionate about human rights. For more questions please email us at info@mnemonic.org

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Mnemonic is an NGO dedicated to archiving, investigating and memorialising digital information documenting human rights violations and international crimes. Mnemonic also provides trainings, conducts research, engages in content moderation advocacy, and develops tools to support advocacy, justice and accountability.

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