Human rights search engine launches

Huriseach indexes millions of pages from 3,000 human rights websites. Launch timed for Human Rights Day.
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A new search engine, built from contributions from 3,000 human rights organizations, makes information about dissidents, the abuse they have suffered, and campaigns that highlight when freedoms are restricted, BBC reports.
Work on the search system is being co-ordinated by Huridocs - a non-profit group set up to help human rights groups, non-governmental groups and researchers do a better job of cataloguing and sharing information. The project began by indexing documents and data prepared by large campaigning groups such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Anti-Slavery International. Now these have been joined by thousands of other organisations around the world who upload information into the database ready for searching.

The database contains some 2.5 million pages from 3,000 websites in 77 languages. Three years in the making, Hurisearch will launch on Dec. 10, human rights day.

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