Promise and Peril: Martus for Human Rights in Burma

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I recently had the pleasure of visiting one of our longtime Martus partners in Thailand, The Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma ( ND-Burma ). Jim Fruchterman with ND-Burma members In the years since the 1988 suppression of pro-democracy demonstrations, the military junta in Burma has committed many thousands of human rights violations, including killings, torture, forced displacement, rape and political imprisonment.

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FREE BURMA

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Free Burma

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Remember Burma

Steve Bridger

Three months ago today, Cyclone Nargis slammed into Burma making more than one million people homeless and killing upwards of 125,000 people. The Burma Campaign UKOr had we forgotten that? Click here to view the embedded video.

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International Bloggers Day for Burma

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

For resources on the struggle against the repressive military government in Burma in the US go t0 the US Campaign for Burma. Some useful links: Brian Alexander has an interesting post on the role of mobile phones and web technology in the mobilization of the movement within Burma. The Mizzima News is a site specializing in information, photographs, and multimedia coming out of Burma.

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Road to Burma

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Found via the good folks at Razoo

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Free Burma: International Bloggers Day on October 4th

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Free Burma! International Bloggers' Day for Burma on the 4th of October International bloggers are preparing an action to support the peaceful revolution in Burma. Free Burma!??? Remember, it will take a whole lot more than just putting up a post with the graphic and the text free Burma. 2 - Email the companies that still operate in Burma, their email addresses are listed here [link] 3 - Sign up for the petition! ???

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ASSK Why Burma Can't Wait on June 19th

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Since May 1 (eerily, 3 days before Cyclone Nargis), Fanista launched a campaign called Burma: It Can't Wait with the US Campaign for Burma and the Human Rights Action Center. The site has featured provocative short films starring actors, filmmakers and musicians on the topic of human rights and Burma. So, if you see people tweeting about ASSK's birthday, it's about the Burma Can't Wait Campaign

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The effect of the Burma cyclone on Google AdWords buys within the NGO community | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Google , Google Checkout , Online Fundraising , donations processing , npmarketing Burma Cyclone Causes Google AdWords Free For All 05.10.08 | 3424 1 Comment [link] Burma+Cyclone+Causes+Google+AdWords+Free+For+All 2008-05-10+07%3A06%3A50 Allan+Benamer The disaster in Burma has caused Google AdWords confusion as larger charities with deeper roots to Google seem to have taken over the keyword “Burma&#.

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More on Burma - Protests in Real Life and Online

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Now the online channel has breathed new life into this surging wave and brought with it Facebook events, Myspace groups, Razoo causes, BBC News feeds updated real-time, Twitter posts about Wear A Red Shirt This Friday For Burma and countless IMs??? There is also a roundup of links to Burma causes (not just Facebook that's just one channel) and events.

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Support for Future Bloggers | Beaconfire Wire

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The First Global Martus Users Group Meeting

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We held the meeting in Chiang Mai because it’s where our longtime partner the Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma (ND-Burma) is headquartered. I’ve been journeying to Chiang Mai and other parts of Thailand to meet with ND-Burma and its member organizations for three years, and I found it personally rewarding to see other users meeting and learning from ND-Burma’s experiences in their day-to-day environment.

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Spreading Lovingkindness

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Monks fighting for freedom in Burma know this. As I imagine you know, right now, thousands of people all over the country (and the world, too) are taking to the streets to " Occupy " places like Wall Street and San Francisco. I myself will be showing up on Monday for OccupyOakland for a while. This blog post has been inspired and informed by this movement - this historic movement. But it's not just about this movement.

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Spreading Lovingkindness

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Monks fighting for freedom in Burma know this. As I imagine you know, right now, thousands of people all over the country (and the world, too) are taking to the streets to " Occupy " places like Wall Street and San Francisco. I myself will be showing up on Monday for OccupyOakland for a while. This blog post has been inspired and informed by this movement - this historic movement. But it's not just about this movement.

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Meaningful Networked Action in the Cyclone Aftermath

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If you are thinking you want to volunteer your time, Natalie Jesionka has a post on Our World titled " Responding to Burma Crisis " that includes a list of opportunities to travel to the Burmese border and volunteer your time and energy to the underground grassroots NGO activity. Women's League of Burma. What can we do if we can't hope on a plane and go to the Burma border for a month? The Burma: It Can't Wait Campaign launched not too long ago by the U.S.

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Receiving the 2013 Migel Medal

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From capturing the stories of human rights violations in Guatemala, Burma, Syria and Uganda, to helping a biologist plan a better restoration of a wetlands, or matching up an open source geek with the social good project of his or her dreams, Benetech’s team is using technology to make the world a better place. Earlier today, I attended the American Foundation for the Blind’s (AFB) National Leadership Conference in Chicago where I received the 2013 Migel Medal.

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Martus Growth

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This tremendous growth is due in large part to the continued use of Martus by our partners working in Guatemala with the National Police Archive, and projects gathering data about Burma, Iraq and the Philippines. Benetech has been seeing incredible growth in our Martus projects over the last year! We now have over 60,000 bulletins which have been backed up to secure Martus servers by over 1000 users across the world. This represents 400% growth over last year.

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Big News in Benetech's Human Rights Program: New Funding and Enhanced Tools!

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This post originally appeared on the new Benetech''s Blog. Secure tools to document human rights violations, such as those developed by Benetech’s Human Rights Program, have become critically important in efforts to pursue reform and seek justice—and in keeping human rights defenders safe. When widely deployed, these tools have the potential to make lasting impact by empowering people to fight abuse and advance democracy.

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Are you wearing a Virtual Red T-Shirt?

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Here's the information on the notecard: Please join us in solidarity for the monks in Burma who are beng killed and imprisoned.a Contact US Campaign for Burma to sign up to hold a march, vigil or any sort of event in your area- thelma@uscampaignforburma.org there is also a protest being held on Burning Life sim today. 5 - Email the companies that still operate in Burma, their email addresses are listed here [link] 6 - Sign up for the petition! ???

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Southeast Asia, Social Enterprise Accidental Tour!

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Our team has been working with Burmese groups for more than eight years on human rights documentation issues, and the ND-Burma coalition of expatriate Burmese social justice and human rights groups has been one of our biggest Martus users. I just spent almost three weeks in Thailand and Laos on a combined work and vacation trip. Roughly once a year when I travel overseas, my wife Virginia puts up her hand and says “that’s the one!”

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15 Must-Know Fundraising and Social Media Stats

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Myanmar, also known as Burma, is the most charitable nation. LinkedIn launched in 2003, Facebook launched in 2004, and Twitter launched in 2006. Now more than a decade into the Social Web, the use of social networks still continues to grow worldwide and will continue to do so for years to come. It’s no coincidence that online giving is growing rapidly as well. A decade ago most individuals still consumed print news and donated by writing and mailing checks.

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Pros and Cons of Facebook Activism

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I joined the various Burma Facebook groups early on because my colleagues in Cambodia were involved from the beginning and documented some of the activism. I helped her track down the people behind the Support the monks Campaign and Facebook Burma Group, an unofficial representative in the UK named Imran Jamal, Burma Global Action Network. moving from Darfur to Burma to whatever cause is next.

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BlogHers Act and Other Ways to Help Myanmar Cyclone Victims

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The Burma: It Can't Wait Campaign launched not too long ago by the U.S. Campaign for Burma. They have put up a mini site that is tracking the latest news and information from Burma and how to help. Flickr Photo by Jacques de Goldfiem Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar last weekend devastating five regions. Channel NewsAsia reported that more than 22,000 people are dead with another 41,000 missing. Hundreds of thousands are now homeless. The media reports are horrific.

Training Afghani NGOs in Cambodia

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Another HRP partner, the Network for Human Rights Documentation (ND-Burma), which currently uses Martus to document human rights violations in Burma , was represented by the Earth Rights Initiative. Guest Beneblog by Vijaya Tripathi As a Program Associate for the Benetech Human Rights Program (HRP), I train and support human rights advocates who use Benetech’s free and open source Martus program to securely document human rights violations.

Doing the Right Stuff Right for Human Rights

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You can read more about the many faces of the Martus user community and the impact that Martus has had on human rights groups , from Africa to Burma to Guatemala. This blog originally appeared on the Huffington Post In December 1981 soldiers of the Salvadoran Army’s Atlacatl Battalion entered the village of El Mozote, where they murdered hundreds of men, women and children.

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Why is Sopheap Wearing a Red T-Shirt?

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I spotted this photo in Tharum's Facebook photos the title is "Quiet Vigil Outside Burma Embassy in Phnom Penh." Kalabird, an expat Cambodian blogger who is now back in the US, has written an excellent piece entitled " Empowering Myanmar, One Blog at a Time " I also learned on Facebook that today is: IN SUPPORT OF OUR BRAVE FRIENDS IN BURMA: MAY ALL PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD WEAR A RED SHIRT ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28. Photo by Tharum , found on his Facebook Profile.

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Arts Activist Naomi Natale and The One Million Bones Project

Have Fun - Do Good

I have to begin that conversation, even if it just ends with a conversation." - Naomi Natale, One Million Bones Naomi Natale is the founding artist behind One Million Bones , a collaborative art installation designed to recognize the millions of victims and survivors who have been killed or displaced by ongoing genocides and mass atrocities in Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Burma.

Four Steps to Ease You Into Social Web Activism

Have Fun - Do Good

On September 28th you could have uploaded a photo of yourself wearing a red shirt to Flickr to show your solidarity with the monks in Burma as part of Red Shirt Day for Burma/Birma/ Myanmar. You can still add your own red photo to the Burma Free - Birmania Libera Flickr pool. Check out the photo "comments" on this Free Burma photo. net2 nptech Bioneers activism Flickr Photo Credit: Free Burma by Luis Yax

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Using SlideShare for Good: Examples

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Other examples of using SlideShare for disaster relief or donations: Burma Cyclone Relief Effort| View | Upload your own. I'm catching up on what I've missed over the past few weeks and wanted to point this out. Storytelling is a best practice for fundraising pitches and that's why I think SlideShare is a great tool for causes. The example above isn't the first I've seen of using SlideShare for social fundraising or emergency relief. It comes from the Web Strategist Blog, Jeremiah Owyang.

International Human Rights Day 2011

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We have witnessed thousands of people taking to the streets to demand fundamental human rights and social justice; ordinary citizens turning into activists by using social media to mobilize protest movements that brought repressive governments to an end; and dramatic changes transpiring – like Tunisia’s first elections, or the encouraging signs of progress in Burma.

13 Women Changing the World

Have Fun - Do Good

One Million Bones is a collaborative art installation designed to recognize the millions of victims and survivors who have been killed or displaced by ongoing genocides and mass atrocities in Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Burma. Today I saw a blog post on Twitter about 10 Men with the Capacity to Change the World.

Beijing 2008 Olympics Potential Catalyst for Human Rights

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The US Campaign for Burma is asking for a boycott of the Games: "China is paralyzing UN Security Council action on Burma. points out that the Olympics' start date, August 8, 2008, is the, "the 20th anniversary of the massacre of peaceful democracy activists in Burma." olympics China human rights Tibet Burma Darfur

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Kiva on FRONTLINE World & the Big Vision Podcast

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Also note that your local station may list the program for that evening as "Burma: State of Fear" which is the headlining story. I just posted my interview with Jessica Jackley Flannery on the Big Vision Podcast. Jessica is the co-founder and a board member of Kiva , a nonprofit that is using the Internet to connect people through loans to alleviate global poverty.

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Steve Bridger › Woodland walk

Steve Bridger

Redesigning Charity for the Digital Age Skip to content Home More about Steve Bridger UK Charities Twitter 100 Woodland walk Took the family on a magical walk yesterday afternoon in Clevedon Court Woods. There’s nothing that compares to the majesty of trees. This was written by Steve Bridger. Posted on Monday, June 9, 2008, at 10:31 am. Filed under photos , unplugged. Tagged photos , walk. Bookmark the permalink. Follow comments here with the RSS feed. Post a comment or leave a trackback.

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PBS Development Presentation (Draft)

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I'm supporting Free Burma Day I'm headed out to Palm Springs for PBS Development 2007. Another attempt at the Meet Jane style. Also, the first time I've done a story created out of Twitter Tweets. You can't really see it unless you hear the narrative and animation. I'll try to do a voice over at some point.

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Steve Bridger › Colalife: make it real

Steve Bridger

Redesigning Charity for the Digital Age Skip to content Home More about Steve Bridger UK Charities Twitter 100 Colalife: make it real This neat little video is part of Colalife’s submission to Google’s Project 10 to the 100th - a call for ideas to change the world. Kudos to Simon Berry and the distributed Colalife team, for this one, and their intelligent and relentless campaign.

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Steve Bridger › Flickr for Good

Steve Bridger

Redesigning Charity for the Digital Age Skip to content Home More about Steve Bridger UK Charities Twitter 100 Flickr for Good I led a Flickr for Good workshop in London on Friday. The feedback was great. This was written by Steve Bridger. Posted on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at 1:16 pm. Filed under flickr. Tagged charities , flickr , workshop. Bookmark the permalink. Follow comments here with the RSS feed. Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.

Steve Bridger › Flickr for Good

Steve Bridger

Redesigning Charity for the Digital Age Skip to content Home More about Steve Bridger UK Charities Twitter 100 Flickr for Good I led a Flickr for Good workshop in London on Friday. The feedback was great. This was written by Steve Bridger. Posted on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at 1:16 pm. Filed under flickr. Tagged charities , flickr , workshop. Bookmark the permalink. Follow comments here with the RSS feed. Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.

Some Thoughts About Remote Presentations: Mekong ICT Camp

Beth Kanter

This event is a biannual training workshop on information, communication, and technologies for citizen media, community health, and civil society development in Mekong Region and included participants are coders, journalists, and NGO staff from Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. I was invited to present a key note at the Mekong ICT Camp in Thailand about nonprofits, social media, and measurement.

NpTech Summary: Red T-Shirt Day - Supporting Monks, YouTube Nonprofit Channel, and Web2forDev Conference Reports

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Flickr Photo by Villoks Many people around the world are supporting the Monks in Burma by wearing red t-shirts today or participating in vigils like this one in Cambodia outside the Burma embassy. So, while it may very difficult to find Internet content from Burma, it is getting onto the Internet.

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Live Blog: Is Technology Really Good for Human Rights

Amy Sample Ward

That ethos continued until the last three years or so with issues in Burma, Iran, and China. Tonight, I attended a live panel discussion on the question of whether Technology is Really Good for Human Rights, or not. Below are live notes – apologies for spelling and grammar – that follow the main points and audience q/a. Enjoy!

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[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: WITNESS

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Recent events in Burma in 2007 and Iran in 2009 and even the US in 2010 reveal that governments can easily comb activists’ footage online and seek out protesters and citizens for arrest, persecution or worse. Organization: WITNESS. Organization Size: 29 staff members. Name: Marianna Moneymaker. Title: Online Outreach and Production. Website: www.witness.org. Blog: blog.witness.org. Facebook: facebook.com/witness. Twitter: twitter.com/witnessorg. YouTube: youtube.com/witness.

A Guide To Facebook Activism

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The 15-page PDF includes the pros and cons of using Facebook for activism, a step-by-step guide to organizing an activism campaign on Facebook, and examples of campaigns from Burma, Morocco, and Egypt. (Hat tip: Jessica Dheere, Project Director, Social Media Exchange, Beirut) for pointing to this excellent resource - A DigiActive Introduction to Facebook Activism.

What color is your blog?

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Many blogHers, like Rebeca at the Razoo blog , went red on Thursday as part of Free Burma: International Bloggers Day.    But, on Friday, my blog turned from red to pink!    I've gotten to the point where I avoid pink ribbon madness for corporate profit as Suzanne Reisman describes it. 

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