Martus: a free software project to aid human rights researchers.

by Andy Oram

Related link: http://martus.org/



A month ago I wrote an
article
about a
presentation
made by human rights activist Patrick Ball. Dr. Ball and his friends
are following up rhetoric with action, creating a free software
project to aid human rights researchers.


Martus, developed by Jim Fruchterman of
Benetech,
is sort of a portal for reports about human rights abuses. The creators designed a whole
system for reporting on and searching human rights material in a way
that they hope beleaguered activists around the world can trust and
use easily.