Workshop Using Social Media for Archiving Conflict and Protest

Arul Prakkash, WITNESS

  • Monday, 22 May 2023 (Day 1)
  • 16:30 – 18:00 hrs (GMT+7)
  • CMU Art Center – Exhibition Hall 2

In today’s world, social media has become a powerful tool for individuals and organizations to raise awareness about human rights abuses, document violations, and share stories of resilience and hope. In the context of conflict and protest, social media has become a crucial source of information for documenting human rights abuses and seeking justice for victims.However, social media content can easily be deleted, censored, or manipulated, making it difficult to hold perpetrators accountable and to ensure that victims’ voices are heard. Social media archiving plays a critical role in preserving digital evidence of human rights abuses and in making sure that important stories are not lost. This is where social media archiving comes in – it is the process of systematically capturing and preserving social media content for future use and analysis, with a focus on long-term preservation for justice and accountability.