24 Years After Rodney King: Will More Video Result in More Justice?

Since the 1991 beating of Rodney King, video has become ubiquitous and alleged crimes committed by police are much harder to sweep under the carpet. But the amount of footage of an incident and the amount of justice served in these cases do not yet correlate.

The Ties That Bind Us In the Fight to Expose Human Rights Abuse

In her monthly message, WITNESS’ executive director looks back on human rights stories from October and reflects on how our work resonates as more and more of us fight to expose human rights abuses.

Ensuring That More Videos Mean More Rights

WITNESS Executive Director Yvette Alberdingk-Thijm reflects on current events and the importance of video as a tool to document human rights abuses and advocate for justice.

The Power of a Witness According to Robin Williams

As we join the many people worldwide who were saddened to hear of the death of Robin Williams, we celebrate his commitment to making the world a better place.

A Big Year For WITNESS

A changing world needs a changed vision: committing to support the millions who can transform the human rights landscape with video.

20 Years of Witnessing

It is hard to believe it has been 20 years since WITNESS was born in the aftermath of the Rodney King incident. Since then, WITNESS made it its mission to enable people to use video as a powerful tool in human rights advocacy and we are proud to have trained over 3,000 human rights activists and collaborated with over 300 groups in more than 80 countries.

A Few Reasons Activsts Shouldn’t be Banned from the Internet

Last month on Human Rights Day (December 10th) I wrote an opinion piece for the HuffingtonPost about the increasingly important role technology companies and platforms are playing in the human rights landscape.

The Year of Making Video A More Effective Human Rights Tool

Here’s to 2012 as a meaningful, impactful year and to video becoming an even better human rights tool! I want to thank you for 2011. Thank You! For the difference that you made, and for inspiring others to do the same. Each one of you helped WITNESS accomplish so much in the past year.

WITNESS Announces Campaign to End Gender-Based Violence

Update: Watch the LIVE announcement of our commitment at the Clinton Global Initiative via the livestream on our website. We’re very pleased that actress and activist Maggie Gyllenhaal will be joining us for this important event.

Update on The Hub and WITNESS’ New Online Strategy

For those of you who participated in WITNESS’ Hub project (thank you!) and for all of you in the “Video for Change” community interested in online human rights video, I am writing this post to explain what’s happening with the Hub and WITNESS’ new online strategy.