Milena Marin is the Deputy Director for Digital Investigations in Amnesty’s Crisis Response Programme. She leads the Evidence Lab, a digital investigations team that tackles complex research challenges and explores innovative methods to document and expose human rights violations. By partnering with experts from Amnesty and beyond, the Evidence Lab combines the power of individual stories with digital streams of evidence – encompassing videos and images, public records, remote sensing and other data streams – to piece together the truth that lies hidden.
Milena has over fiften years’ experience working at the intersection of technology, data and social good on issues like human rights, public sector transparency, anti-corruption and open data. She previously managed Amnesty Decoders, an innovative platform using data science, crowdsourcing and artificial intelligence to process and analyse large volumes of data such as documents, satellite images and pictures for human rights research. Before joining Amnesty International she worked as programme manager of School of Data where she trained and mentored numerous NGOs and journalists around the world to make the most of their data and reach new audiences. She also worked for over 4 years with Transparency International where she supported TI’s global network to use technology in the fight against corruption.