Information gathering is the staple of monitoring. Without reliable information you cannot get to the facts. Learn how you find information, what types information you need, and to what end.
After learning about information gathering in this module you will be able to test your knowledge in practice by playing an online educational game, just click Starlight Stadium.
Estimated time: 1h45m
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Take the quiz and test your knowledge!
1. Primary sources of information in human rights monitoring are:Correct! Wrong!
2. If I asked for official information and did not get any answer from State actors:Correct! Wrong!
Starlight Stadium is an online learning game that will send you on a virtual human rights monitoring mission in a fictional country, where you will gradually learn and apply the core skills needed to investigate human rights violations i.e. monitoring, digital security, data collection, interviewing and much more.
A colleague in crisis asks you to continue an investigation he started which quickly unfolds into systemic human rights violations with links to your country’s top leadership. Set in a fictional country ahead of a global sports event, the government fails to protect laborers who have been compelled to work in untenable conditions by the company constructing stadiums. Players must find witnesses and victims, interview them and systematically document the abuses without putting themselves or their collaborators at risk. They must choose carefully the right thing to say, record, and report as well as how to communicate securely. Just as in real life human rights work, each choice has potentially dire consequences and you don’t know who to trust.
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