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Maintaining Verifiable Media During an Internet Shutdown

Human rights defenders, investigators, researchers, and journalists often rely on first-hand documentation filmed by witnesses to monitor, report, and address human rights violations. To ensure that they are acting on correct information, these users take steps to authenticate and verify the documentation they receive, a process that can be painstaking and time-consuming.

As a documenter, there are simple things you can do to make it easier for others to verify and corroborate your documentation, so that it can be used in timely and effective ways.

The tips in this resource can help you maintain your video during an internet shutdown to maximize its verifiability and usability as documentation later on. To see the video version of this resource, please see the link here.