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Social Media and Human Rights project

Ella McPherson is the Principal Investigator for 'Social Media, Human Rights NGOs, and the Potential for Governmental Accountability.'

Cohen Simpson is the project's Research Assistant.

 

The Whistle project

The Whistle is a digital platform in development to support civilian witnesses' reporting of human rights violations.  The idea came out of the research on the Social Media and Human Rights project and was initially developed in Cambridge's Critical Coding class.  Research Assistants for The Whistle are  Rebekah Larsen, Isabel Guenette Thornton, and Matt Mahmoudi, and we consult with technologist Giles Barton-Owen.

About this website

This is the website for Ella McPherson's work related to her 2014-17 ESRC-funded research project, Social Media, Human Rights NGOs, and the Potential for Governmental Accountability.