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Martus: The Global Social Justice Monitoring System

The most powerful weapon is information
...And Martus is the way to build the case.

Martus is a secure information management tool that allows you to create a searchable and encrypted database and back this data up remotely to your choice of publicly available servers. The Martus software is used by organizations around the world to protect sensitive information and shield the identity of victims or witnesses who provide testimony on human rights abuses. Martus is the Greek word for witness. Learn more about Martus software.

The Martus software can be downloaded free from this website. An open source software tool, Martus is used by human rights workers, attorneys, journalists and others who need to secure their information from eavesdropping, theft or equipment failure. Martus is supported by Benetech®, a non-profit technology organization based in Palo Alto, California.


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Enrique Piracés’ Cyber Dialogue Op-Ed on Human Rights Technology in the Age of Hyper-Surveillance (March 28, 2014)

After Snowden, Whither Internet Freedom? This is the theme set for the fourth annual Cyber Dialogue conference on March 30-31, 2014, where VP of Human Rights Enrique Piracés will be speaking. To preview his discussion, Enrique has published an op-ed on human rights technology in the age of hyper-surveillance on the Cyber Dialogue blog. Read about their conversation here.

Q & A with Ugandan LGBTI Activist Richard Lusimbo (March 25, 2014)

Benetech Communications Director, Nadine Apelian Dobbs, had the chance to sit down with Ugandan LGBTI activist Richard Lusimbo earlier this month at RightsCon, a human rights and tech conference that brought together tech executives, policy advocates, human rights activists, and security experts. Read about their conversation here.

TechCrunch Cites Enrique Piracés on Open Source Anti-Censorship Software (March 25, 2014)

TechCrunch journalist Gregory Ferenstein quotes Benetech’s VP of Human Rights, Enrique Piracés, who explains why non-commercial, open source technology ought to be the baseline for trusted anti-censorship applications. See more here.

RightsCon Silicon Valley Conference Roundup (March 2014)

Last week, Benetech participated in the third annual RightsCon conference in San Francisco—which brought together tech executives, policy advocates, and security experts to examine ways in which the digital sector can be used to protect and expand the rights of people worldwide. Read More »

Benetech Leaders’ Op-Ed on Human Rights and the Duty to Protect Sensitive Data (March 5, 2014)

As hundreds of technologists, businesses, governments, and human rights defenders assemble in San Francisco for the RightsCon technology and human rights conference, our CEO, Jim Fruchterman, and VP of Human Rights, Enrique Piracés, have co-authored a Huffington Post op-ed on human rights and the duty to protect sensitive data. They argue that the “Do No Harm” principle requires social justice advocates to use encryption and other strong security practices. You can read the complete op-ed, “Human Rights and the Duty to Protect Sensitive Data,” on the Huffington Post Blog.

PBS MediaShift Highlights Benetech’s Mobile Martus App (February 2014)

Amnesty International’s Christoph Koettl discusses the unique opportunities and pitfalls presented by the decentralized, real-time exposure of human rights violations on YouTube. On PBS’ MediaShift blog, Koettl cites Benetech’s Mobile Martus app among the top human rights tools that collect relevant data and securely store that information. Read More »

New Martus Resources! (December 2013)

Martus now has a Training Materials page available in the Resources section of the website. To view the “Introduction to Martus” presentation for trainers as well as sample training agendas and Martus configuration and customization guidelines, click here.

You can now also find the Martus Overview in both Vietnamese and Farsi, available on the Publications page.

Martus Client 4.4 Released! (November 2013)

This release focused on performance of backup to the server in areas where connectivity may be interrupted, and Burmese translation updates and display enhancements. For more details on the new features in this release, click on this link to view the Release Notes file. This release contains the English and Burmese version of the software; "Language Packs" for other languages will be placed on the documentation page when they are available.

Introducing Mobile Martus 1.0! (October 2, 2013)

The ubiquity and penetration rate of mobile phones increasingly makes them the documentation tool of choice for those who research, witness and record human rights abuses. At Benetech, we see this as an opportunity to bring some of the strong encryption we offer in the desktop closer to the field. Last week, we released Mobile Martus 1.0—Benetech's free, open source secure Android-based mobile documentation application, built on our Martus technology. Mobile Martus allows you to send data from the field—including photos, videos, audio or text—to a desktop Martus account (on your computer or belonging to someone else you designate). You can do so quickly and easily, whenever you have a data connection. That is, if you're able to send an email or check Twitter from your phone, you can also send Mobile Martus data. Read More »

Martus for Journalists at TechCamp New York City (September 27, 2013)

How can journalists better protect their information, themselves and the sources, victims and witnesses who trust them with their stories? How can mobile technologies help journalists working in conflict areas to quickly alert national and international support organizations when they or colleagues are injured, arrested, kidnapped or killed? These are some of the questions our Human Rights team is considering these days, as we're moving forward with building the next generation of Martus technology. These were also some of the questions addressed by a team of technologists and journalists at the July 2013 TechCamp workshop in New York City, which I attended as a representative of Benetech. Read More »

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Download Martus Today

Download your own Martus software to use for recording and storing information concerning the abuse of human rights.

The Martus download includes everything you need to enter Martus bulletins on your computer. English, Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic, Thai, Farsi, Nepali, Khmer, Burmese and Vietnamese language translations are available. Martus server software is also available, as well as source code files. It is compatible with Linux, Windows and Mac!

Download Martus now.

View or Download Martus documentation

Download the Martus summary in English.

The Martus User Guide, Quick Start Guide, and information on new features in recent releases are available in multiple languages.

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Ver o bajar la documentación de Martus

Descargar el resumen de Martus en Español.

El manual de usuario, la guía rápida e información sobre las nuevas características de la última versión de Martus están disponibles en inglés, español, ruso, francés, árabe, tailandés, y nepalés.

Ir a la página de la documentación  

Afficher ou télécharger la documentation Martus

Télécharger le sommaire Martus en français.

Le Guide de l'Utilisateur Martus, le Guide de Démarrage Rapide et les informations relatives aux nouvelles fonctionnalités de la dernière version sont disponibles en anglais, en espagnol, en russe, en thaï, en français, en arabe, et en népalais.

Voir la page documentation.

Клиент Martus: руководства пользователя

Анонс программы Martus (русский).

Руководство пользователя Martus, Экспресс-справка Martus, а также информация о дополнительных возможностях новейшей версии доступна на английском, испанском, французском, русском, арабском, тайском языках и непальский.

Перейти на страницу документации.

คู่มือใช้งานซอฟต์แวร์ Martus

ดาวน์โหลดภาพรวมของ Martus ฉบับภาษาไทย

คู่มือการใช้งาน Martus คู่มือใช้งานฉบับย่อ และข้อมูลคุณลักษณะใหม่ในรุ่นล่าสุด มีในภาษาอังกฤษ สเปน ผรั่งเศส รัสเซีย เนปาล อาหรับ และไทย

ให้ไปที่หน้า documentation  

قم بقراءة أو تحميل توثيق برنامج Martus

قم بتحميل ملخص برنامج مارتوس باللغة العربية

يتوافر الآن دليل مستخدم Martusو الدليل المختصر و معلومات عن الخصائص الجديدة بآخر إصدار من البرنامج بالإنجليزية و الأسبانية و الروسية و النيبالية و التايلندية و العربية و الفرنسية.

اذهب لصفحة التوثيق

मार्टस (Martus) कागजातहरूको दृश्य अथवा डाउनलोड

नेपालीमा मार्टस सारांश डाउनलोड गर्नुहोस्।

मार्टस (Martus) प्रयोगकर्ता मार्गदर्शक, शिघ्र सन्दर्भ कार्ड र सबैभन्दा नयाँ जारीमा नयाँ सुविधाको सूचना अंग्रेजी, स्पानिस, रसियन, फ्रेन्च, अरबिक र थाइल्यान्ड भाषामा उपलब्ध छ।

कागजातहरूको पानामा जानुहोस्।

Martus သက္ေသခံ မႀတ္တမ္း မႀတ္ရာကုိ ဳကည့္ရႁရန္ သိုႛမဟုတ္ ေဒၝင္းလုပ္ လုပ္ရန္

ဴမန္မာဘာသာ Martus အကဵဥ္းခဵႂပ္ကုိ ေဒင္းလုပ္လုပ္ရန္

သုံးစၾဲသူလက္စဲၾ၊ ဴမန္ဴမန္စ လမ္းညၿန္ႎႀင့္ လတ္တေလာ ထုတ္ေ၀ထားသည့္ ပရုိဂရမ္မဵားမႀ သၾင္ဴပင္သစ္မဵားႎႀင့္ပတ္သက္သည့္ အခဵက္ အလက္မဵားကုိ အဂလိပ္၊ စပိန္၊ ရုရႀား၊ ဴပင္သစ္၊ အာရပ္၊ ထုိင္း၊ နီေပၝႎႀင့္ ဴမန္မာဘာသာမဵားဴဖင့္ ရရႀိႎုိင္ပၝသည္။

မႀတ္တမ္းမႀတ္ရာဴပ စာမဵက္ႎႀာသိုႛ သၾားပၝ။

مشاهده یا بارگیری مستندات  Martus

بارگیری خلاصه Martus به زبان فارسی

راهنمای کاربر Martus ، راهنمای شروع سریع و اطلاعات پیرامون ویژگی های جدید در نسخه های اخیر همگی به زبان های انگلیسی، اسپانیایی،روسی،فرانسوی،عربی،تایلندی،نپالی،برمه ای و فارسی در دسترس هستند.

ه مستندات

Xem hoặc Tải xuống tài liệu Martus

Tải xuống Sơ Lược về Martus (tiếng Việt)

Cẩm Nang Sử Dụng Martus, Cẩm Nang Bắt Đầu Nhanh, và thông tin về các đặc điểm mới trong các phiên bản phát hành gần đây có các bản tiếng Anh, Tây-ban-nha, Nga, Pháp, Á-rập, Thái, Ne-pal, Miến-điện, Farsi và tiếng Việt.

Vào trang tài liệu.


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The Martus Human Rights Bulletin System is a project of the Benetech Initiative. Learn more.

Contact Martus

Martus: The Benetech Initiative
480 California Ave., Suite 201
Palo Alto, California 94306
Voice: 650-644-3400
Fax: 650-475-1066

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