Our weekly roundup includes reports on possible proof of war crimes committed in Syria, predictive software for social upheaval, online privacy compromised and new online privacy tools, and a cautionary tale about metadata via cat photos.
Tamil women’s groups express outrage about the rape of children by Sri Lanka’s military, Syrians face dramatic challenges migrating to Europe, and Nigerians report on the threat of Boko Haram’s attacks.
From the Human Rights Channel this week: a Brazilian activist seeks political asylum; the difficulty of verifying citizen video from the Israel/Palestine conflict; how social media is being used in the investigation of flight MH17’s downing.
Following the close of the World Cup, we pull together a list of select English-language news coverage on protests, police brutality and video in Brazil published during the tournament.
The use of citizen video as a propaganda tool by both sides in the conflict leaves viewers manipulated and confused.
WITNESS will train activists serving those living with with HIV/AIDS, sex workers and sexual violence survivors how to conduct safe and effective video interviews for advocacy at the international AIDS conference.
False images circulate surrounding the documentation of violence in Israel and Gaza. Additionally, while all eyes were on the World Cup this weekend, indigenous persons in Costa Rica were attacked by armed farmers, and IDPs in Kenya demanded recognition.
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