Gabriela Ivens works as a human rights researcher focusing largely on visual documentation of human rights abuses. She locates, analyses, and preserves publicly available information to use in human rights investigations and researchers the ethical and social implications, as well as the technical challenges, of this work. She is currently a Ford-Mozilla Fellow hosted at WITNESS where she focuses on upcoming challenges concerning authenticity of images, videos, and audio recordings, preservation of online material, and trauma reduction strategies when viewing graphic or distressing material.
Previously, Gabriela led the investigative portal Exposing the Invisible, at the NGO Tactical Technology Collective, and has worked within various human rights NGOs and at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. She has a masters in Human Rights from University College London.