Date: 18Jan 2019

Human Rights Seminar Series: Human Rights Investigations in the Digital Age: Catching the Fakes and Holding Power to Account by Sam Dubberley (Amnesty International)

On the ground evidence gathering of human rights violations is being combined with cutting-edge remote investigative methods to transform the way human rights defenders respond to crisis situations. Amnesty International is one of the organisations at the forefront of this. Come and see how Amnesty is using these new methodologies, how HKU students are involved in this process and learn some of the methods used to spot false allegations.

Sam Dubberley is the manager of the Digital Verification Corps at Amnesty International and co-founder of Eyewitness Media Hub. He has over ten years’ experience in broadcast news and was head of the Eurovision News Exchange from 2010 to 2013, managing the world’s largest exchange of television news content. As a fellow of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, Sam co-authored a global study exploring the use of user-generated content in TV and online news output. He has published further research into the impact of UGC with Eyewitness Media Hub and First Draft News.