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.

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.

#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.

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.

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.

World Cup Futebol and Freedom of Expression in Brazil: An Update

Videos curated by the Human Rights Channel highlight the reality of discontent surrounding the World Cup, and the ongoing threats to civil and economic rights during the large-scale sporting event.

Hunger Games Meme + Call for Social Justice = Empowerment?

Thai protesters use the “Hunger Games” three finger gesture to show their silent opposition to the recent military coup. Can this tactic help your campaign?

Syrian and Venezuelan Activists Exchange Field Notes

Activists filming on the ground in Venezuela and Syria share experiences and exchange field notes on how to use video as effective documentation.

Stopping Bulldozers: Fighting Forced Evictions with Video

From citizen journalists in India to audiovisual artists in Colombia, people are using WITNESS resources to strengthen their grassroots work in the fight against forced evictions and to empower more to get involved.

To Protect or Punish: New Anti-Terrorism Law Proposed in Brazil Could Curb Right To Protest

A proposed anti-terrorism law in Brazil could criminalize the actions of social movements and public protests.

What We’re Reading: World Cup 2014 Editon

The country may love the beautiful game but hosting the World Cup has activists protesting human rights abuse and inequalities in Brazil.

“Listen” to How Radio Can Improve Your Videos

Strategist Will Coley shares lessons from radio producers about what makes their work so compelling and translates them into tips for video and filmmakers.

Access to Transportation Denied in Many of Brazil’s World Cup Cities

While the country invested large amounts of money into the mega sporting event, critics say it did not do the same for the nation’s transportation infrastructure.