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How Do You Protect Human Rights Workers? An Alarm Powered by Social Media

Jeff Nelder

The “Natalia Project” – named after Natalia Estemirova, a Russian human rights activist who was murdered in the North Caucasus in 2009 – is a GPS-equipped bracelet that when triggered, emits an alarm that informs staff at human rights group Civil Rights Defenders of the wearer's location. It also notifies people who like or follow the project online so they can send out alerts and calls for help on social media.

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  • Mia Pokriefka

    This is brilliant. I'm obsessed with the idea to link to social media. Now attacks won't go unnoticed. Awesome.