Sahrawi Human Rights Activists Receiving WITNESS Training at FiSahara Film Festival

WITNESS and other organizations will provide training to activists ahead of the Western Sahara International Film Festival (FiSahara), which takes place April 29-May 4 in the Sahrawi refugee camps in a remote corner of Southwestern Algeria, deep in the Sahara Desert.

Because of You, WITNESS’ YouTube Channels Are Nominated for Webby Awards

Thank you for your efforts to document human rights violations and to call for change. The Webby Awards have taken notice. Help us all win a Webby!

Sharing Stories to Combat Sexual Assault and Street Harassment

Activists organize throughout April to draw awareness and take action against sexual harassment and assault.

Ethical Examples of Interviewing Sexual Violence Survivors in the DRC

A series of interviews conducted by Lauren Wolfe, director of the Women’s Media Center’s Women Under Siege Project, provide examples of good practices we outline in our “Guide to Interviewing Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.”

Reporting on Sexual Violence: Personal and Professional Challenges for Journalists

Covering sexual assault, including rape, can bring swift and unpredictable repercussions, leaving many journalists and others torn over how best to navigate the risks. A guest post from the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Why WITNESS Is Going to RightsCon 2014

Sam Gregory, program director at WITNESS discusses what sets this conference apart and what we hope to accomplish there.

The Square’s Jehane Noujaim on Filming a Revolution

An interview with filmmaker Jehane Noujaim whose “The Square” is nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary.

Four Ways InformaCam Powers Mobile Media Verification

Our partners at the Guardian Project posted today about how our joint project InformaCam provides mobile media (photos/video) verification. We share the overview here.

WITNESS Remembers Nelson Mandela’s Legacy on Human Rights Day

A video message from our executive director Yvette Alberdingk Thijm on Human Rights Day 2013


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