This step-by-step guide will assist human rights researchers to systematically assess citizen videos that depict potential human rights violations. It integrates best practices of citizen video authentication and brings the myriad of required verification steps into one, linear format.
At the end of the guide, users will be able to download the collected information as a pdf or word document, which can be saved together with the assessed video, or shared with other researchers or experts to aid with further investigations.
Please note that this assessment tool is geared towards YouTube videos. However, the basic steps and methodologies used here can be applied to any video.
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