The Right to Have Rights2019-2020

In their Magic Grant proposal, an interdisciplinary team of journalists and researchers noted that the last two decades of the “war on terror” have impacted the state of human rights in Pakistan. This project will mine Pakistani newspapers, government reports, papers gathered by Pakistani human-rights groups and other public records to build a database that will present and quantify stories of rights violations in Pakistan. Alongside the data collection, the team will report out stories centered on individuals through narrative and visualization. The project aims to accelerate the conversation around the issue of rights in Pakistan, with a storytelling and research practice rooted in data.