Activistas de DDHH Saharauis Reciben Entrenamiento de WITNESS en el Festival de Cine FiSahara

Más de una docena de activistas de derechos humanos y audiovisuales están participando en un taller de videoactivismo ofrecido por especialistas de WITNESS.

The Growing Role of Image Verification in Venezuela’s Protests

A new mobile app addresses the challenge of verifying citizen footage. Plus, a politician brings citizen video of abuse to the Organization of American States.

Video Documents Aftermath of Drone Strike Which Hit Wedding Party in Yemen

A Geneva-based human rights organization filmed interviews with villagers about a U.S. drone that hit a rural wedding procession in December 2013, killing at least 12 and injuring the bride.

The Death of a Bahraini Prisoner

The recent death of a Bahraini detainee puts spotlight on authorities’ inhumane treatment of prisoners.

In Kiev, Abuse of Power Against Protesters, Medics, and Journalists

While videos recent violence were the most dramatic we’ve seen from the Euromaidan protests, they are only the latest to document clashes in Kiev. In late January, several videos emerged exposing excess use of force by authorities.

After Abuses, Liberians Demand Action from U.S. Government

A new video and report by the Accountability Counsel were recently submitted as part of a formal complaint filed by hundreds of Liberians demanding accountability for a U.S. federal agency’s funding of a biomass project that caused serious human rights, labor and environmental abuses, including sexual abuse by company employees of local women.

Voices from Syrian Prisons

A new initiative turns the experiences, fears, and dreams of Syrian prisoners into audio and video clips narrated in first person and uploaded to be shared with the world.

Verifying Citizen Video: A Case Study from Aleppo – Part 3, Geo-Locating a Video

In the final part of three-part series, we discuss how to use tools like Google Maps to corroborate location in videos through geo-location mapping, verifying critical facts of time and place.

Verifying Citizen Video: A Case Study from Aleppo – Part 2, Creating a Panoramic Image

In part two of our three-part series, we cover how to create a panoramic image from video stills to reveal signifiers unique to the site and event depicted in the video.

Verifying Citizen Video: A Case Study of Destruction from Aleppo

The first in a three-part series investigates how to identify a citizen video for verification. The case study uses a citizen video example taken in Aleppo, Syria.

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