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Groundbreaking book on open-source investigation to be launched at expert panel event

The book is the first of its kind © Oxford University Press

A groundbreaking new book on open-source investigation will be launched by an expert panel event being held at Amnesty International UK’s headquarters in east London on 26 February.

The new 386-page publication - Digital Witness: Using Open Source Info for Human Rights Investigations, recently published by Oxford University Press - is the first book of its kind to cover the history, ethics, methods and best practice in the increasingly significant field of open-source investigation. 

Recently, Amnesty and other organisations have used open-source investigation techniques to uncover human rights abuses in numerous locations, including the violent response to protests by security forces in Iran, Hong Kong and Iraq, as well as the devastating impact of airstrikes in Syria, Somalia and elsewhere.

Digital Witness, which will be on sale before and after the event, is edited Sam Dubberley, Alexa Koenig and Daragh Murray - all of whom will be at the launch event.  



Jeff Deutch - Syrian Archive

Sam Dubberley - University of Essex/Amnesty International Crisis Evidence Lab

Lindsay Freeman - University of California, Berkeley

Alexa Koenig - University of California, Berkeley

Ella McPherson - Cambridge University

Daragh Murray - University of Essex

Paul Myers - BBC online investigation specialist 

Yvonne Ng - WITNESS

Where: Amnesty International UK, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA (Shoreditch)

When: Wednesday 26 February 2020, 6.30-8pm, followed by an informal reception

Cost: free - though please reserve a place here


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