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OpenArchive's Guide to Preserving Truth to Power

Learn how to ethically and safely store sensitive mobile media

OpenArchive’s new guide, Preserving Truth to Power, was created with and for citizen reporters and human rights defenders documenting injustice.

In it, we share best practices for how to ethically and safely store sensitive mobile media, such as evidence of human rights violations, social movements, or everyday citizen reporting. We also include a mini tutorial for how to do this by using our free, open source tool Save as well as share which long-term storage solutions are best when working with vulnerable sources to help them more safely preserve, protect, and amplify what they’ve documented.


  • who our work is for;
  • what mobile media you want to securely preserve;
  • when to use Save;
  • where your media goes;
  • why to archive evidence securely;
  • how to safely preserve your mobile media.


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