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The legal dimensions of Open Source investigations

08/09/2023 Libby McAvoy, the Legal Advisor at Mnemonic, discusses the legal dimensions of Open Source investigations, Mnemonic’s verification processes, and how they ensure the integrity of the millions of pieces of information stored in their databases. في هذا اللقاء، تتحدث ليبي مكافوي، المستشارة القانونية في ميمونيك، عن الأبعاد القانونية للتحقيقات في المصادر المفتوحة، وعن عمليات التحقق في ميمونيك، وكيفية ضمان …

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Sudanese Archive: Preserving Sudan’s collective memory through open-source archiving

In this interview, Mahasin Dahab, Sudan Project Manager at Mnemonic, talks about the importance of preserving collective memory through open-source archiving and investigations. She talks about the Sudanese Archive and its work during the revolution in Sudan, and during the conflict which began in 2023. 00:30: The importance of archiving and collective memory 02:00: Conducting investigations and archiving now that …

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The manifestations of hate speech that existed in Sudan before the war

Mr. Abbas El-Tegani Mohammed Saleh is a researcher in the field of peace and media studies. He is one of the founders of the Salaam Media Center for Cultural Studies and Development and works as an independent consultant. In this interview, he speaks about the diverse manifestations of hate speech that existed in Sudan before the war, its escalation following …

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Monitoring and documenting human rights violations in times of conflict

Ameir Mohammad Suliman, is a Sudanese lawyer and human rights activist. He is a co-founder of the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies, a Sudanese human rights organisation based in Kampala. He is currently the director of the legal program at the centre. Time Stamps: 00:29 Monitoring and documenting human rights violations in times of conflict 01:41 Effects of …

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The role of civil society actors in the current crisis in Sudan

Enass Muzamel is a Sudanese human rights defender, who dedicates her time to championing women’s and human rights through advocacy, documentation, and awareness raising activities. In this video, she speaks about her advocacy before bodies such as the UN Human Rights Council. She sheds light on the efforts of civil society actors who are actively involved in providing crucial humanitarian …

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The concept of sensitive reporting for journalists in conflict zones

Two veteran journalists and Wayamo Foundation colleagues Joseph Roberts-Mensah (Ghana) and Judie Kaberia (Kenya) explore the concept of conflict-sensitive reporting, and how it has shaped their careers and provided a framework for reporting during peacetime, social unrest, and war. They recount experiences from working in conflict zones and in the aftermath of disputed elections, and discuss how reporting on violence …

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Challenges and risks facing the legal community in the ongoing conflict in Sudan

In this interview recorded in July 2023, a few months after the start of the armed conflict in Sudan, Noon Ibrahim Kashkosh, speaks about the role of lawyers and civil society actors in the ongoing crises in Sudan. She talks about her work monitoring and documenting human rights violations, including sexual violence crimes and the support offered to survivors. Ms. …

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Monitoring and Documenting Human Rights Violations in Crisis Situations

Abdullahi Hassan is the Somalia Researcher at Amnesty International, based in Nairobi. In this interview, he talks about the challenges of monitoring and documenting human rights violations in crisis situations, especially where access to the conflict zone is limited. He also talks about the opportunities that exist for human rights researchers when conducting their work, including the availability of open …

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Open-source investigations at Mnemonic: Collecting, verifying and archiving human rights abuses

17/07/2023 In this interview, Michael Elsanadi, Researcher at Mnemonic, explains the work of Mnemonic, the Syrian Archive and Sudanese Archive. He talks about open-source investigations, investigation guidelines and verification technique. 00:03: the work of Mnemonic and Syrian Archive 01:21: becoming an open-source investigator 01:57: applying Mnemonic’s experiences in Syria to the work of the Sudanese Archive 02:51: the Syrian Archive …

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What are open-source investigations?

17/07/2023 In this interview, Michael Elsanadi, Researcher at Mnemonic, gives an introduction on open-source investigations. Michael Elsanadi talks about investigation guidelines, verification techniques, and the use of open-source investigations in media reports, criminal proceedings and memorialisation projects: 00:05: open-source investigations and how do they differ from other types of investigations 01:19: open-source investigators 01:49: the importance of transparency in open-source …