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This Neighborhood in Colombia Says “No” to Evictions

Residents of the La Cascada neighborhood are currently resisting evictions and demanding government intervention to address the issue of deteriorating housing in a holistic way.

El barrio de la Cascada dice no a los desalojos

La Cascada es un barrios donde actualmente los habitantes se encuentran resistiendo a los desalojos y exigiendo la intervención del gobierno para solucionar de forma integral el problema de deterioro de las viviendas.

Public Space and Video Projections: A Conversation with The Illuminator Art Collective

The Illuminator Art Collective shares how video projection can be used as part of protests and civic movements as well as practical tips and lessons-learned on how to set up and a run video projection set-up.

WITNESS Joins Call for the Creation of UN Special Rapporteur on Privacy

WITNESS joins a growing coalition of privacy, human rights, and civil liberties organizations who are uniting to call for the United Nations Human Rights Commission to add a Special Rapporteur on Privacy.

Mujeres usando el video para revertir violencia de género en América Latina

En estos días que se celebra el día internacional de la mujer, vale la pena resaltar las historias de personas comprometidas con la equidad de género que han utilizado el video de distintas maneras para lograr un cambio social.

Women Counter Gender-Based Violence with Video in Latin America

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we highlight the stories of those using video in creative ways to combat gender-based violence in Latin America.

Yemeni Blogger Reflects on Experience at Video for Change Workshop

Rooj Alwazir, a participant at WITNESS’ recent video for change convening in Istanbul, shares experiences from the gathering of 20 filmmakers, educators and human rights defenders.

24 Years After Rodney King: Will More Video Result in More Justice?

Since the 1991 beating of Rodney King, video has become ubiquitous and alleged crimes committed by police are much harder to sweep under the carpet. But the amount of footage of an incident and the amount of justice served in these cases do not yet correlate.

ACLU App Encourages Citizen Witnesses to Document Police Encounters

Morgan Hargrave reviews the ACLU’s Mobile Justice, a new app that allows users to document interactions with police and upload video and reports to ACLU servers.

This Week on The Human Rights Channel – Myanmar, Peru and Ukraine

In Myanmar, the attack on a Red Cross convoy transporting civilians away from fighting is captured on camera. In Ukraine the massive amount of video taken by protesters and reporters during the Euromaidan protests of late 2013 to early last year provides evidence of crimes against humanity. And in Peru, an oil company halts some of its operations after the death of a student protester, as indigenous groups continue to demand compensation for use of their land.

This Week on the Human Rights Channel – Cuba, Fiji, West Papua and South Africa

This week citizen video captures testimonials following the arrest of 69 pro-democracy protesters in Cuba. We also check-in on videos previously featured from Fiji and South Africa and look at video advocacy storytelling project in West Papua.

Interactive Documentary “Points of View” Showcases Citizen Video in Gaza and the West Bank

POINTS OF VIEW uses an interactive documentary format to showcase citizen video shot by Palestinians working as part of the Camera Distribution Project, an initiative organized by B’Tselem (The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories).