Andrea Lampros

Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley

Andrea Lampros is the Associate Director at UC Berkeley’s Human Rights Center, co-founder of the Human Rights Investigations Lab, and the Resiliency Manager of the Lab. She served for more than five years as the center’s Communications Director. In fall 2016, Andrea helped to launch the center’s Human Rights Investigations Lab, the first university-based effort of its kind. She worked with students on investigations of hate speech in the United States and violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar. Prior to joining the Human Rights Center, she worked on human rights campaigns in Central America and on immigrant and refugee rights in California. An alumna of Berkeley’s J-School, she spent more than a decade working as a California-based newspaper reporter, magazine editor, and freelancer. She contributed a chapter about the labor movement to The Real Las Vegas: Life Beyond the Strip (Oxford University Press) and a chapter about the use of DNA in El Salvador’s search for disappeared children, forthcoming from Oxford University Press.

Andrea is speaking at

Documentaries French Translation
September 27, 2019
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Lecture Hall 150, HafenCity Universität (HCU)



In this unique panel, film and documentary professionals explain how to locate UGC -- user-generated content such as amateur videos -- to support your investigations and build your stories. The panel will cover how to identify relevant amateur material, trace and vet the source, deal with copyrights, and make a proper video story with it. Working for the BBC, Purity Mukami exposed human rights violations in Sudan. Evan Williams just won an Emmy Award for his "Myanmar Killing Fields" documentary, based on extraordinary UGC. And UC Berkeley's Andrea Lampros 
co-founded the university's Human Rights Investigations Lab to teach students how to find and verify UGC. 

French translation for this session is provided by CFI, the French media development organization.

September 29, 2019
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Atrium, Der Spiegel


  • Karen Greenaway (Speaker) Investigator, Case agent, and Supervisor, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Andrea Lampros (Speaker) Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley
  • Ilia Shumanov (Speaker) Deputy director, Transparency International-Russia
  • Anne Koch (Moderator) Program Director, GLOBAL INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM NETWORK


Journalists are part of a larger ecosystem of investigators who track and document wrongdoing. We’re familiar with the investigative journalist’s toolkit. But how do other investigators prove wrongdoing? And what can journalists learn from them?

Check out tips from Karen Greenaway, a veteran FBI organized crime investigator; Andrea Lampros who does investigations for the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley; and Ilia Shumanov, Deputy Director of Transparency International Russia.

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