Keep A Story
One voice recorder
Asian Human Rights Commission
Accurately documenting human rights abuses is difficult in Asia, where from one country to the next there are different languages and institutions. Efficient ways are needed to record stories for use in advocacy. The best way to record a story is with a machine, but while some parts of Asia are technologically advanced, other parts are hundreds of years behind. Oftentimes, those places experience the worst abuses that are the most difficult to document.
Instead of buying a high-tech device for your own family or friend, why not get one for someone who really needs it? A digital voice recorder in the hands of an activist in India can record the voices of people who will never be heard without it. A digital camera in the hands of a rights defender in Bangladesh will capture the images that the police don't want anyone else to see. The sights and sounds that your gift records will travel the world: through websites, publications and more. They can even be seen and heard by you. So why not give it?