Living in a digital age, the availability of open source information has never been more abundant.  Growing access to public documents, statistics, news reports, satellite images, and increasingly citizen media—images or video from unofficial observers—has presented ample new opportunities for human rights researchers to gather and verify information, and establish evidence in holding human rights abusers accountable.

Christoph Koettl, New York Times senior video journalist and founder and original editor of the Citizen Evidence Lab, will be leading a half-day workshop for NYU Law students on conducting open source research and analysis.  The workshop will cover best practices, techniques, and tools for using and authenticating citizen media and other open source data in defense of human rights.

NYU Law students only. Space is strictly limited and those registering for this workshop will be required to complete some readings and a short homework assignment in advance. Light snacks and lunch will be provided.


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