story request:
My story as a Human Rights Defender
Norwegian Human Rights Fund
Requester: Sandra Petersen
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Deadline: December 31, 2017 - UTC
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The Norwegian Human Rights Fund and Memria are collecting stories that focus on the experiences of human rights defenders addressing human rights issues at all levels (local, national, regional or global level).

We believe these stories matter because your experience carries a message that can inspire others to engage in the human rights movement. We also think that in times of shrinking civil society space, recording audio stories and making this archive is important to show the strength, the resistance and the voices of the people that this movement consists of.

Advocacy; Outreach Communication

Tips for telling a great story
  • Tell your story as if you were talking to a friend or a relative. Make it personal.
  • Add photos! It is best if the first photo you add is a nice image of yourself so that people can see you as they listen to or read your story.
Tips for audio recording
  • You can re-record as many times as you want. Take a couple of practice runs until it feels more natural talking into your computer.
  • Try not to use a pre-written script so that your story sounds as natural as possible. It is ok if it is not perfect.
  • Try to speak as clearly as possible, and get as close to the microphone as you can.
  • Try to find a quiet place with no background noise. It is even better if the room has carpet. This will reduce the amount of echo on the recording.