A new report by Amnesty International claims that Apple, Samsung and Sony are consistently failing to perform the basic checks which are required to ensure that mining operations for essential minerals do not take advantage of child labor.
We often get news about conflict zones directly from video uploaded by onlookers who aren't journalists. But are those images real scenes or faked propaganda? Amnesty International now has a site to help viewers do the detective work to find out.
Amnesty International has developed a secret 'Panic Button' app that will send emergency alerts to pre-selected contacts. The app was created specifically for journalists and human rights activists who constantly find themselves in precarious situations and may need to communicate quickly and silently for help.
Amnesty International hosted a very smart ad campaign on the streets of Zurich, titled "It's not happening here. But it's happening now." We think the images speak for themselves.
Amnesty International has installed a new anti-domestic-abuse ad fixture in Hamburg, Germany which is equal parts clever and shocking: when you look at the photo, it's a smiling couple; when you look away, it's a dude punchin' a lady.
New cellphone service Amnesty Wireless is another way of melding technology with philanthropy. Launched today by Amnesty International USA, it enables subscribers to donate 10 percent of their charges to the human rights organization, without costing them anything extra.