Alternatives host the first Martus Server in Canada.

Tuesday 13 February 2007

Since January 2007, Alternatives is hosting the first Martus Server in Canada. Martus (Greek for witness) is a technology tool to assist the human rights and social justice sector in the collection, safeguarding, organization and dissemination of information about human rights violations.

Through Martus non-technical users in the social justice sector can capture, backup and protect their most valuable asset: information about abuses. Martus brings the power of technology to the field by placing a simple yet powerful tool into the hands of human rights defenders around the globe.

With the Martus system, documentation of human rights violations will be safeguarded and disseminated, accelerating response to violations and in some cases preventing additional abuses.

Martus provides users with control over the decision of which information is kept securely (cryptographically) and which information is publicly and widely disseminated. Once data is stored in Martus locally or in off-site servers, it is much less likely to be lost, preserving crucial evidence for research, investigation, and prosecutions.

Martus was created in 2004 by Benetech as a powerful, free, open source technology tool with the potential to dramatically improve global human rights.


View online : http://www.martus.org


More information on:
http://benetech.org
martus@alternatives.ca

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