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Backing Up Phone Media Without Internet or a Computer

During an internet shutdown or slowdown, you might not be able to run your regular cloud backup or send your documentation to a safe offsite location. However, given that human rights abuses often escalate during shutdowns, preserving human rights documentation becomes all the more urgent.

Backing up is key to ensuring your data and documentation are not accidentally deleted, corrupted, or lost if your device is confiscated. The guidelines in this video do not require an internet connection or computer. Follow this guidance to better protect your evidentiary data and maintain best practices for digital security.

This guidance is also available in several languages as PDF in our library.

Visit our #EyesOnShutdowns project page for more resources on documenting during internet shutdowns: 

These resources are available in 11 languages as tip sheets, blogs, and videos. Download, save, and share the guidance with others who need it!