Forced Evictions, Live Ammunition, and Video Documentation in Cape Town

Videos have helped document the violence and abuse that has characterized a recent series of forced evictions in Cape Town. The raids on informal residential communities are raising serious questions about police conduct and the government’s protection of constitutional rights to housing.

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?

List of Free or Low-cost Tools and Resources for Video Activists

This list of free or low-cost tools and resources for video activists is curated from participants who joined our Live Video Archive #AskMeAnything event on our Facebook page.

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.

Brazil’s Urban Occupations Demand Their Government Recognize Housing as a Human Right

Activists in Brazil have been occupying land and abandoned buildings for more than 20 years. They use multiple tactics including legal action to try to win legal deeds to land and property and pressing the government to recognize the right to housing for all.

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.

World Cup Futebol and Freedom of Expression in Brazil: An Update

Videos curated by the Human Rights Channel highlight the reality of discontent surrounding the World Cup, and the ongoing threats to civil and economic rights during the large-scale sporting event.

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?