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The Ceasefire Project will be trialled in Iraq where civilian reporting can help provide human rights information

Essex scientists to develop new tool for reporting human rights abuses

26 November 2014

Human rights organisation Minority Rights Group International (MRG) has joined forces with University of Essex language processing experts to develop a new tool for accurately recording civilian-reported human rights abuses.

Recent armed conflicts, like the ongoing Iraq crisis, have shown the growing importance of local, informal reporting of human rights violations through social media and other internet applications.

However, without effective monitoring and validating - particularly where formal reporting is restricted due to security risks or where official permission is denied - serious abuses are at risk of going un-redressed. Read more...

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The Eastern Partnership Minorities Network kicks off new level of cooperation in the region

17 November 2014

The Eastern Partnership Minorities Network (EaPMN) has created an influential voice for minorities and indigenous peoples, member organizations say today at a conference in Tbilisi, Georgia. The Network, founded in 2013 and so far bringing together over 80 minority organizations and civil society leaders from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, has proved to be a unique advocacy platform for minorities and indigenous peoples of the region at a time when their countries are both strengthening ties with the European Union, but also dealing with critical challenges related to human rights and development. Read more...

MRG Documentary films

Dead on Paper - New MRG documentary

Dead on paper

In this compelling new film a group of Egyptian Baha'is tell their story of arbitrary arrests and violence, their legal battle for recognition, and their enduring faith, in spite of the fact that the government does not recognize their religion.

Watch a trailer on MRG's YouTube channel.

For more information, or to organise a screening of the film contact Sarah El Ashmawy - sarah.elashmawy@mrgmail.org.

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