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Social Media and Human Rights


Michaelmas Term 2015

Researching Global Labour Movements: Where do Digital Methods Fit in?

Dr Anne Alexander (Digital Humanities Network, University of Cambridge)

Dr Jenny Chan (Contemporary China Studies, University of Oxford)

A Digital Methods Development Workshop organised by the Researching (with) Social Media Reading Group and the Cambridge Digital Humanities Network in collaboration with the Dying for an iPhone project

Oct 19, 2015, 11:30am-3:30pm


Hiding in Plain Sight: Putin's Wars & the Power of Open Source

Maks Czuperski (Atlantic Council)

Elliot Higgins (Brown Moses)

Co-hosted with the Centre of Governance and Human Rights

Oct 27, 2015, 4-5pm


Lent Term 2016

Digital Vigilantism and the Weaponisation of Visibility on Social Media

Dr Daniel Trottier (Media and Communication, Erasmus University Rotterdam)

January 20th, 2-3:30pm 


Humanitarian Technologies: Examining Social Media in Disaster Recovery

Dr Mirca Madianou (Media and Communications, Goldsmiths)

Dr Jonathan Ong (Media and Communication, Leicester)

February 11th, 2-3:30pm


Citizen Media Research and Verification: An Analytical Framework for Human Rights 

Christoph Koettl (Senior Analyst, Amnesty International)

Co-hosted with Cambridge's Centre of Governance and Human Rights

March 8th, 4-5pm


Easter Term 2016

Technology, Transparency and Social Responsibility

Natasa Milic-Frayling (Professor and Chair of Data Science at the School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham)

April 25th, 2-3:30pm 

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.