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Innovating Information Technologies to Protect Human Rights
Date Wednesday February 04
Time 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location Details
World Affairs Council
312 Sutter St., 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
Event Type Other
Organizer/Authorjulia nachman
Innovating Information Technologies to Protect Human Rights

Jim Fruchterman, President and CEO, The Benetech Initiative; Laureate, The 2003 Tech Museum Awards

Tom Parks, Director of Information Communication Technology, The Asia Foundation

From Aceh, to Cambodia, one of the toughest challenges for human rights monitors and NGOs is the safe-keeping and management of information vital to the protection of human rights. If information is successfully shared, it can often lead to successful prosecutions or international pressure resulting in real change. Recently developed applications in IT can help to solve these challenges. Benetech is on the front lines, developing the Martus data management system to order the information chaos so that human rights information is shared quickly and easily. These new tools are revolutionizing human rights reporting. Join us to learn about the realities, challenges, and exciting opportunities of applying IT to empower human rights workers in Asia and beyond.

Cosponsored with The Asia Foundation and Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility

Registration 5:30 PM, Program 6:00 PM,

Members: Free, Nonmembers: $12, Student Nonmembers: $5 Cosponsors: $7

At the Council, 312 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor, SF-CA

Added to the calendar on Tuesday Feb 3rd, 2004 10:24 AM

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