Human Rights Research and Reporting
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
Department: Milano General Curriculum
Course Number: NINT 5372
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- International Affairs
- Media & Culture
- Human Rights
This course teaches the practical skills of a human rights investigator: how to identify a research project, how to conduct the research and how to present the findings. This is a workshop-oriented class that builds skills in key areas for effective human rights advocacy. Focus will be on professional data collection in the field, including interviewing witnesses and victims, interviewing government officials, fact-finding techniques and utilization of new technologies, such as digital media and satellite imagery. Students will learn to present human rights findings in a clear, concise and compelling manner, whether in internal memos, press releases or public reports.