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Human Rights Video from Brazil, Ukraine, Israel and Palestine

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.

Media Roundup on Protests, Police Brutality and Brazil’s World Cup

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.

Citizen Videos Used as Propaganda Tools in Israel-Palestine Conflict

The use of citizen video as a propaganda tool by both sides in the conflict leaves viewers manipulated and confused.

#AIDS2014 Live Twitter Recap

This week will be following our Senior Program Manager Bukeni Waruzi via our #AIDS2014 Live Twitter Recap blog post. Stay tuned for live updates.

Music Monday – Gaza On Our Minds Edition

This Music Monday features songs about peace and hope by musicians that are from Israel and Palestine, plus some internationally known musicians.

What We’re Reading: July 19 Edition

The future of cinema, passwords and digital security, the implementation of police cameras in law enforcement agencies across the nation and much more.

Video Advocacy Training for HIV/AIDS Activists and Sex Workers at #AIDS2014

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.

#Instagood Tips for Nonprofits

#Instagood tips for nonprofits will help you start and manage an instagram account to be part of your organization’s online storytelling goals.

Music Monday – Bastille Day Edition

Music Monday – Bastille Day Edition – Songs on this playlist like the protests that have taken place in resent years at the Bastille Square resonate the ideas of the French Revolution: liberty, independence, and equality.

Brazil’s Urban Occupations Demand Their Government Recognize Housing as a Human Right

Activists in Brazil have been occupying land and abandoned buildings for more than 20 years. They use multiple tactics including legal action to try to win legal deeds to land and property and pressing the government to recognize the right to housing for all.

What We’re Reading: July 11 Edition

This week we feature commentary on another side of the war in Syria, President Obama’s call for additional funds to curtail the flow of children from Latin America attempting to enter the US, and articles about video verification, safety for journalists and predicting the impact of advocacy media on social change.

Citizen Videos Capturing Police Violence at Protests in Brazil Used as Evidence

Citizen video has become a critical resource in the struggle to ensure rights and in cases to prosecute police violence in Brazilian cities.

Human Rights Video From Israel and Palestine, Brazil, Syria

An American teen describes being beaten in Jerusalem, Brazilian activists question police conduct, and an update on police abuse in South Africa.

World Cup Final Four Not the End for Human Rights Defenders

As the World Cup comes to a close, a new campaign highlights the courageous and critical work of Human Rights Defenders from the nations represented at the tournament.