To celebrate this years International Human Rights Day, let's all switch our profile pictures on social networks with one of ourselves with the 'Shift Freedom' glasses. Calling all human rights defenders to keep their eyes open for any suspicious act
As evidenced by many of the concepts submitted so far, video is a medium that is at the intersection of words, image, and life. What if we could use video to spread the stories and voice of detainees in a safe and anonymous way? Through MY VOICE we
Animated videos of heartfelt interviews with family, friends, loved ones of detained individuals who can tell their story and call attention to their search/plight.
I was inspired by this video done by StoryCorps to honor some of the families of
Two types of environment: (1) developed – high technology usage and (2) underdeveloped – low technology usage.
In both environments the community effect plays a significant effect (friends, family, colleagues).
By using technology as a platform (GP
Create a signature or Amnesty sign-up campaign around the topic of Shift Freedom. When people sign up, they will be sent 10 cool Shift Freedom stickers which they can place on their keyboard and give to their friends
So, after looking at some videos and doing some brainstorming in class we realized that you can't always free someone but you can keep their moral high by giving them positive reassurance.
So, one of our ideas was to send positive messages through
Playing on any existing human sympathies of the catpors of unlawfully detained prisoners to prevent dehumanization and rivalries among detainees that spring up due to poor conditions and ill treatment will help to keep prisoners strong throughout thi
I propose creating a network of video journalism that supports, brings attention to and interviews escaped/ released detainees and their families much like the Invisible Children movement supported child soldiers in the Sudan.
There can be no one solution to help a detained person. Why not a network to provide effective solutions that are customized to meet their specific needs in real-time? We also need to keep the information secure to prevent backlash of technology by c
There is information available about the locations of many of the "secret" detention centers'. The map should be able to expose as much information as possible (addresses, phone numbers, email addresses of officials associated with them) so that peop
In order to fight against unlawful detention, it's important to make sure that the key data/resource (files, pictures, videos, contact lists, etc.) is owned and shared by the end-users. We need to decentralize the current network hierarchy.
A mobile van to provide knowledge and advice, create connections and create (global) awareness on unlawful detentions. Because of its mobility, it will allow people in remote areas to access information and internet access.
UPDATED! Art sends a powerful message to an observer. Using a site in the format of Tumblr, people can submit their artwork and thoughts concerning unlawful detention. This site can allow people to take the submitted artwork and spread it around thei
Art is a universal tool that can spread both political and opinion based ideas non violently. If we can distribute art materials to people who do not have access to them, we are supplying them with an opportunity to express their ideas publicly.