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Human Rights Video and the Open Internet – September 2014 Tech News Digest

This post is the beginning of a monthly series on technology and human rights in the news, written by our technology advocacy team. This month, we look at net neutrality and the work of the Global Net Neutrality Coalition.

Pentagram Partners with Street Artists to Create a WITNESS Mural in London

A street art mural in London featuring WITNESS partners is an inspiring reminder that in our global, connected world, we are all “witnesses.”

10 Years of Pentagram Designs for WITNESS’ Focus for Change Benefits

We go behind the scenes with Pentagram’s Harry Pearce in this interview about 10 years of designs for WITNESS’ Focus for Change benefits.

Community Reporters Document Deadly Raid on Indigenous Villages in Guatemala

Reports by imperiled community journalists in Guatemala paint a picture of horror when police forces descend upon communities battling a hydroelectric dam.

Students Combat Sexual Assault Using Video

As 76 higher education institutions come under investigation for mishandling sexual assault cases, students at the University of Kansas are using video to share survivors’ stories and express their demands.

The Power of Citizen Witnesses – and How WITNESS is Strengthening Their Impact

From creation, sharing, management of your video, to preservation and usage, and with an eye to the ethical questions, WITNESS is thinking holistically about how best to support the millions of citizen witnesses to human rights abuse.

Music Monday – Focus for Change Benefit Performers

For a decade WITNESS has brought together Focus for Change benefit performers, human rights activists and community to celebrate video activism.

This Week in Human Rights Video: Honduras, Pakistan, Cambodia

Indigenous rights activists in Honduras describe the fear of living among known killers of human rights defenders. Cambodian villagers who brought their protest to the capital make a step forward in a long running land dispute.

Salman Ahmad’s Focus for Change Music Monday Playlist

Mr. Ahmad kicks off a guest-curated series to honor our 10th annual Focus For Change benefit. This year we celebrate “Stories of Courage” from human rights defenders.

Activists Documenting Gender-Based Violence in South Africa Face Challenges

A WITNESS training shares approaches to ethical filming of survivors of gender-based violence and discusses challenges faced by activists in South Africa.

Reporting Ethically on Domestic and Gender-Based Violence

We share tips for journalists who may be reporting on the issues of domestic violence and gender-based violence for the first time.