Monitoring Organisations

The Palestinian Observatory of Digital Rights Violations (7or) is the first open-source online platform to monitor, document and follow up on the digital rights violations of Palestinians. The platform offers a tool to report violations and search through the database of violations.

BIRN and SHARE Foundation have partnered to monitor digital threats and trends, raise awareness about violations of digital freedom and issue policy recommendations. The Digital Monitoring database covers the state of digital rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, North Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary, and Romania. It documents violations of digital rights and freedoms, with descriptions of the cases and corresponding sources in order to provide facts about the violations, and emphasises the use of technology to highlight social issues in targeted countries. The database categorises cases according to the type of violation, means of attacks, as well as the actors, including both the affected parties and attackers. This is important both for understanding the social context and for monitoring trends in violations of digital rights and freedoms.

The Lumen database collects and analyses legal complaints and requests for removal of online materials, helping Internet users to know their rights and understand the law. These data enable us to study the prevalence of legal threats and let Internet users see the source of content removals.

Mapping Media Freedom is a crowd-sourced platform that enables anyone to upload an alert that relates to threats against journalists and media workers across Europe. The platform allows to map and visualise threats, violations and attacks that restrict media freedom. This includes physical attacks, threats of violence made online and offline, legal actions aimed at silencing critical coverage and moves to block access to independent media platforms. All these actions, and many more, restrict media freedom and the Mapping Media Freedom platform helps us gauge the health of the media environment across Europe.

Mnemonic gathers, analyses, documents and archives digital content exposing human rights violations. In the context of conflict, they support the establishment of infrastructures to archive the content. Since content is also removed by digital platforms, they offer help reinstating this valuable information online.

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