This Week on the Human Rights Channel: Western Sahara, Spain, Ukraine

Advocacy groups use raw footage to spotlight the repression of anti-drilling protests in Western Sahara and violation of migrant rights the Spanish enclave of Melilla. Plus, citizen and activist videos document the continued destruction of Donetsk.

Footage from the Melilla Border Shines a Spotlight on Spain’s Treatment of Migrants

The European Council and United Nations condemn Spain’s treatment of migrants after a Melilla-based migrant rights group documents border guards striking border crossers on the fence and carrying them back to Morocco.

This Week on the Human Rights Channel: Syria, Mexico, Honduras

Images and first person accounts from Syrian refugees, a Mexican student who survived a deadly police attack, and Honduran villagers evicted from their homes.

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.

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.

Human Rights Videos from Argentina, South Africa, and Gaza

This week on the Human Rights Channel videos from Argentina, South Africa, and Gaza provide evidence of abuse by security forces.

Live From Ferguson: Videos, Detentions & Attempts at Defining the Press

Citizens and professional reporters have been thrown in jail while documenting protests and the police response, raising the question once again–Who IS a reporter anyways?

Abuse of Syrian Child on Video Sparks Outcry and Arrests

We explore the video’s widespread media coverage, the online campaign it sparked, and the surrounding discussion about discrimination against Syrian refugees.

This Week on the Human Rights Channel: Kenya, Colombia, South Africa, and Nigeria

This week we focus on anti-terrorism crackdowns in Kenya, and attempts by campesinos in Colombia to escape local violence between paramilitaries and government forces. We’re keeping our eyes on retribution for forced evictions in South Africa, as well as the recent reports of war crimes in Nigeria.

Human Rights Videos from Sri Lanka, Nigeria and Stories from Syrian Migrants

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.

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.

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.

Human Rights Video from Gaza, Costa Rica and Kenya

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.

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.

Real-time Reports of Sri Lanka’s Sectarian Violence

Recently, the city of Aluthgama in Sri Lanka erupted in the worst sectarian violence the country has seen in years. We review the videos and other citizen reports that provided critical documentation of the story.