"Monitoring human rights abuses around the world can be a risky
proposition with data collectors, reporters and community members
at constant risk of discovery. The Martus project pits the best of
the open source software world against abusers to create a safe and
secure environment in which human rights activists can record and
store data on abuses without fear.
"Martus. If you Google for the word, you may well get lost in a
list of names, publications and even photography options. Among
them though you may find a human rights software application named
after the Greek word for 'witness...'"