story request:
I Defend Rights
I Defend Rights
Requester: The I Defend Rights Project
Deadline: No Deadline
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Dear All. We are collecting stories about your personal experience defending rights. We are creating a global archive of experiences and voices. It only takes a moment, and your participation will make a big difference. This is a project of the Norwegian Human Rights Fund and in collaboration with many partners from all over the world (see for more information) and with the endorsement of Michel Forst, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders.

We are collecting these recordings because the world needs to know about the work of people like YOU who defend rights. (Please record your story using a computer and not a phone or tablet)

Advocacy; Outreach Communication; strengthening a positive narrative about human rights defenders that more accurately conveys how important this work is
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  • 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.
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