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.

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.

Cambodian Migrants Leave Thailand in Droves

More than 250,000 Cambodian migrant workers have fled Thailand–but why did they choose to cross borders in the first place?

Human Rights Video Weekly: Cambodia, Colombia, Kenya and Egypt

Hundreds of thousands of Cambodian migrants flee Thailand, victims of Columbia’s ongoing conflict share their stories and Kenyan activists are jailed for speaking out.

Consent, Privacy, and A Video of Sexual Assault

In Part 2 of our series on the Ethics of Curating Citizen Video, we discuss a video documenting sexual assault in Egypt.

Human Rights Video Weekly: Brazil, Kenya and Sri Lanka

This week, in addition to videos documenting crack downs on the World Cup protests, we bring you footage from local media reports on violence in Kenya and Sri Lanka. Finally, we bring you an update on the rising tensions between Israel and Palestine instigated by a massive search for three missing seminary students.

Human Rights Video Weekly: Turkey, South Korea, Nigeria, and South Africa

In Turkey, South Korea, and Nigeria citizens are taking to the streets demanding more government action on safety issues- from workplace safety to disaster relief.

Human Rights Video Weekly: Vietnam, Syria, and Kenya

This week we bring you videos documenting the forced evictions of farmers in Vietnam, an update on a barrel bomb attack in Syria, and documentation of the continued roundup of Somali and other immigrants in Kenya.

The Ethics of Curating Citizen Video

When professionals are not the ones behind the cameras, how can we apply ethical standards to using video documenting human rights abuse? Our Human Rights Channel Curator weighs in on the current debate on the ethics of utilizing citizen media.

Human Rights Video Weekly: Police Operations in Brazil, Detention of Refugees in Kenya, Protests in Western Sahara

This week we bring you the first in a series of dispatches from Brazil, as well as footage from Kenya and Western Sahara, and the latest from the Nuba Mountains of Sudan.

Police Occupation of Brazil’s Favelas

The controversial death of a young Brazilian dancer sparked protests in one of Rio’s favelas, bringing attention to police violence faced by favela residents.

Human Rights Video Weekly: Ukrainian activists attacked by pro-Russian mobs, Colombian community shelled, Ethiopian bloggers detained

Police dogs used to attack a man in Papua New Guinea, Ethiopian internet activists arrested, and Saudi Arabian regulation of YouTube videos.