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MENA

OpenArchive has two active partnerships in the MENA region.

In 2023, OpenArchive partnered with the Iraqi Network for Social Media (INSM-Iraq), the first network of digital rights defenders and experts in Iraq, to bolster their archiving efforts and workflows. Established in 2011, INSM-Iraq is a nonprofit, nongovernmental civil society organization that advocates for a free, open, diverse, and safe internet.

OpenArchive and a Sudanese NGO – who wishes to remain anonymous due to security concerns – joined forces in Spring 2023 to strengthen the resources and support for those documenting and archiving injustices at a time of burgeoning crisis and conflict.

Below you’ll find use cases, press releases, and updates from our co-research with our Iraqi and Sudanese community partners.

Regional Updates

Read more about our MENA work in these posts:

05/31/23
Blogs
Memo from Khartoum: Responding to Documenters’ Needs in Escalating Conflict

In a moment of escalating conflict in Sudan, our recent needs assessment with a local human rights organization offers an insightful glimpse into the realities, challenges, and opportunities that Sudanese human rights defenders face as they document and archive evidence of injustice.

05/11/23
Blogs
Memo from Baghdad: Identifying and Addressing the Needs of Iraqi Documenters

In a moment when free speech is under direct threat in Iraq, our recent needs assessment with the Iraqi Network for Social Media (INSM-Iraq) offers an insightful glimpse into the realities, challenges, and opportunities that Iraq human rights defenders are facing as they document and archive evidence of injustice.

02/28/23
Press Releases
OpenArchive Partners with the Iraqi Network for Social Media

OpenArchive is partnering with digital rights defenders in Iraq to strengthen archiving efforts and workflows in the region.

Personas

The following profiles represent potential Save users based on our needs assessment research with communities in the MENA region.