DatNav: New Guide to Navigate Digital Data in Human Rights Research

DatNav: New Guide to Navigate Digital Data in Human Rights Research
August 24, 2016 HRBDT
In News

From online videos of rights violations, to satellite images of environmental degradation, to eyewitness accounts disseminated on social media, we have access to more relevant data today than ever before.

When used responsibly, this data can help human rights professionals in the courtroom, when working with governments and journalists, and in documenting historical record.

Acquiring, disseminating and storing digital data is also becoming increasingly affordable. As costs continue to decrease and new platforms are developed, opportunities for harnessing these data sources for human rights work increase.

But integrating data collection and management into the day to day work of human rights research and documentation can be challenging, even overwhelming, for individuals and organisations.

DatNav is designed to help you navigate and integrate digital data into your human rights work.

DatNav is the result of a collaboration between Amnesty International, Benetech, and The Engine Room which began in late 2015 culminating in an intense four day writing sprint in May 2016, which the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project’s Sam Dubberley contributed to.