‘Amnesty Academy’ app launches to teach human rights to new generation of activists

Amnesty International has launched Amnesty Academy, a free human rights learning app which aims to educate the next generation of human rights defenders on a host of topics including freedom of expression, digital security, and Indigenous Peoples’ rights. Learners around the world will be able to access courses ranging from 15 minutes to 15 hours in over 20 languages, including Urdu, Bangla, Hungarian, Korean, Russian, Thai, Czech and Turkish. All courses can be downloaded within the app, which is available on iOS and Android devices, allowing for offline learning. “This…

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Help Musicians partners with Music Support to give thousands of musicians free access to mental health support app

Announced as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2020, Help Musicians has partnered with Music Support to offer 4,500 musicians free access to the NHS-approved mental health support app Thrive. A recent Help Musicians survey saw over 80% of respondents confirm that the current crisis is having an impact on their wellbeing, signalling a need to invest in early detection and preventative mental health support for musicians. Thrive is the UK’s only NHS-approved app focused on the prevention and early detection of common mental health conditions. The app offers 24/7…

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Amnesty: Privacy must not be ‘another casualty’ of the virus

Warning comes as Government plans to introduce COVID-19 tracking app Move could ‘open the door to pervasive state surveillance and privacy infringement’ – Kate Allen UK Government plans to introduce a COVID-19 tracing app with a potentially centralised contract tracing system are deeply concerning and may mean that people’s right to privacy could become “another casualty” of coronavirus, Amnesty International UK warned. Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK Director, said: “We’re extremely concerned that the Government may be planning to route private data through a central database, opening the door to…

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Discovery Education and Afterschool Alliance Debut New App to Help Students Experience Social Distancing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

To help students of all ages understand social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Discovery Education and Afterschool Alliance have announced the launch of a new application for iOS products called Social Distancing Trainer. This new app, available now at no cost in the Apple App store here, brings important educational information about safe and healthy social distancing to students and teachers around the globe through the power of augmented reality. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Developed…

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Johnson & Johnson Launches Heartline™, the First-of-Its-Kind, Virtual Study Designed to Explore if a New App can Help Reduce Stroke Risk

Johnson & Johnson has announced that the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, in collaboration with Apple, opened enrollment for the Heartline Study. The study is designed to explore if the Heartline Study app on iPhone and heart health features on Apple Watch can improve health outcomes, including reducing the risk of stroke, with earlier detection of atrial fibrillation (AFib). AFib, a common form of irregular heart rhythm, is a leading cause of stroke in the U.S. To enroll in the Heartline Study, individuals must be age 65 or…

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