2013 Press room

Here is a collection of press coverage of the Human Rights Data Analysis Group.

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Data Mining on the Side of the Angels

John Borland - WIRED | THREAT LEVEL - December 29, 2013

“Data, by itself, isn’t truth.” How HRDAG uses data analysis and statistical methods to shed light on mass human rights abuses. Executive director Patrick Ball is quoted from his speech at the Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg, Germany.

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ONG contabiliza número de mortos na guerra civil síria

Fernanda Simas - O Estado de S. Paulo (Brazil) - September 8, 2013

The Death Toll in Syria

More or Less - BBC Radio 4 - September 6, 2013

Contabilidad el número de víctimas de la guerra de Siria

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La misión de contar muertos

Naiara Galarraga - El País (España) - September 1, 2013

Estimating Deaths

Robin Mejia - Last Word on Nothing - July 17, 2013

Death and the Mainframe: How data analysis can help document human rights atrocities

Maggie Koerth-Baker - Boing Boing - June 25, 2013

How Do We Know the Death Toll in Syria Is Accurate?

Michael Todd - Pacific Standard - June 14, 2013

How many people have died in the Syrian civil war?

Maggie Koerth-Baker - Boing Boing - June 13, 2013

Death Toll In Syria Jumps To Nearly 93,000

All Things Considered - NPR - June - 13, 2013

UN says nearly 93,000 confirmed killed in Syrian conflict

John Heilprin - Associated Press - June 13, 2013

Carnegie Mellon Partners With Human Rights Data Analysis Group To Improve Syrian Casualty Reporting

Press release - Carnegie Mellon University - May 14, 2013

Former Leader of Guatemala Is Guilty of Genocide Against Mayan Group

Elisabeth Malkin - New York Times - May 10, 2013

Guatemala: Why We Cannot Turn Away

Miles O’Brien - PBS News Hour - May 8, 2013

Por qué los datos casan con la hipótesis de que hubo genocidio

Rodrigo Baires Quezada and Oswaldo J. Hernández - Plaza Pública - April 23, 2013

Counting the Dead in Syria

Armin Rosen - The Atlantic - February 15, 2013

In Syrian Conflict, Real-Time Evidence Of Violations

Peter Kenyon - NPR Morning Edition - February 05, 2013

Benetech Celebrates Milestone; Human Rights Data Analysis Group Transitioning into Independent Organization

Press release - (Benetech) - January 18, 2013

Tech for Truth

Jim Fruchterman - Huffington Post - January 9, 2013

60,000 Dead in Syria? Why the Death Toll is Likely Even Higher

Armin Rosin - The Atlantic - January 3, 2013