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Berlin, Germany
Hadi Al Khatib

Hadi Al Khatib Hadi Al Khatib is an archivist and activist who has been collecting, verifying, and investigating citizen-generated data as evidence of human rights violations since 2011. His project, The Syrian Archive, exposes and draws attention to human rights violations committed by all sides of the Syrian conflict, and ensures that journalists and lawyers are able to use the verified data for their investigations and criminal case-building.

To this end, Al Khatib has worked with the Tactical Technology Collective, Human Rights Watch, and Bellingcat. Currently, he is a fellow at the Centre for Internet and Human Rights, and teaches in the graduate program in Raumstrategien at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee.

Featured Work

The team of The Syrian Archive is motivated in their mission to enable various stakeholders such as lawyers, journalists and activists, to be able to find, store and use publicly available content to not only document human rights violations but also to be able to use this content to prosecute those both perpetrating and enabling these crimes.
  • Content Takedowns Photo: Hadi Al Khatib
    Content Takedowns
  • Database of Chemical Weapons Attacks Photo: Hadi Al Khatib
    Database of Chemical Weapons Attacks
  • Geolocations of attacked hospitals Photo: Hadi Al Khatib
    Geolocations of attacked hospitals
  • Content Takedowns Photo: Hadi Al Khatib
    Content Takedowns
  • Zardana before & after aistrikes in 2018 Photo: Hadi Al Khatib
    Zardana before & after aistrikes in 2018

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