What We’re Reading: 25th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Crackdown

June 4th marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most discussed events of recent Chinese history: the massacre at Tiananmen Square in Beijing of pro-democracy protesters.

An Interview with Yemeni Blogger and Women’s Rights Advocate Noon Arabia

An interview covering how she got started as a blogger, the issues that are most important to her, and a new crop Yemeni women bloggers.

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.”

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

New Video Series for How To Conduct Interviews with Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

A new video series includes first-hand experience from trainees, experts, leading activists and survivors of GBV expanding on considerations for filming, creating appropriate questions, safety & security, interviewing techniques and the effects of trauma on survivors.

Media Advisory: Peter Gabriel and Isha Sesay Host 2013 Focus For Change Benefit for WITNESS

WITNESS’ annual benefit takes place Thursday December 5, 2013. Interested members of the press need to RSVP to cover the event. Details in the advisory.

Protecting the Rights of Older People on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The day of action provides an opportunity for everyone to use video, social media and conversation to address the silent crisis of elder abuse.

In Focus: Iran’s 2013 Presidential Election

Despite technical challenges and government surveillance, Iranians are determined to share with the world videos expressing dissent and frustration during the presidential election cycle.

20 Powerful Moments in Human Rights Video

Every year on December 10th, human rights organizations mark International Human Rights Day. To highlight our 20th anniversary and Human Rights Day, we’re sharing 20 significant human rights video moments. Compiled by the entire WITNESS team and presented in chronological order, the list reflects instances where video (or film) made a difference: as evidence in a court or tribunal, galvanized mass mobilization or outrage, marked a turning point, a new use of technology for human rights, and more.

President Obama Travels To Burma and Southeast Asia Amid Rising Tensions

President Obama leaves tomorrow to make a historic visit to Southeast Asia, specifically to Burma (also known as Myanmar), where he will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit the country. However, escalating violence in western Burma, where ethnic minorities have been attacked, displaced, and persecuted by civilians and state forces, undermines recent democratic progress in the country.