Human rights groups get special search tool

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Human rights groups get special search tool

Cliff Saran

HuriDocs, a global network of human rights organisations, is using the Fast Enterprise Search Platform to provide an internet search tool tailored for human rights groups.

The hosted search engine, called HuriSearch, is being used to index more than 2.5 million pages from 3,000 websites every 24 hours, providing multilingual search capabilities. The technology is enabling HuriDocs to strengthen and support networks and other collaborative efforts among organisations by promoting greater availability, relevance and more effective management of human rights information.

James Lawson of HuriDocs explained that general internet search engines were unsuitable for people researching human rights. "We could not rely on market forces. They do not do justice to grassroots movements," he said, since many are not written in English and most search engines are biased towards English language sites.

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