Will the Syrian Hero Boy Make Us Question Everything We See? (and why don’t we do that already?)

A video described as showing Syrian kids attacked by snipers was revealed to be the work of filmmakers and actors in Malta. It’s only the latest example of online video shared with misleading context.

This Week on the Human Rights Channel: Burkina Faso, France, and Iraq

Citizen video documents the unfolding events in Burkina Faso. Protesters in France respond to the death of an environmental activist, and eyewitness footage captures a massacre in Iraq.

Using Mobile Apps and Film to Prevent Gender-Based Violence

Nancy Schwartzman talks to WITNESS about her film work and development of tech tools, including mobile apps, to end sexual violence.

Rallies in Iran Against Acid Attacks on Women

Online footage offers a rare peek into Iranian civil society and anger over gender-based violence, sparked by recent acid attacks on women in the northern city of Isfahan.

This Week on the Human Rights Channel: Western Sahara, Spain, Ukraine

Advocacy groups use raw footage to spotlight the repression of anti-drilling protests in Western Sahara and violation of migrant rights the Spanish enclave of Melilla. Plus, citizen and activist videos document the continued destruction of Donetsk.

Footage from the Melilla Border Shines a Spotlight on Spain’s Treatment of Migrants

The European Council and United Nations condemn Spain’s treatment of migrants after a Melilla-based migrant rights group documents border guards striking border crossers on the fence and carrying them back to Morocco.

Format, Frame Size and More: Digital Video Basics for Activists

We’re launching a new video in our series for activists on video archiving and preservation, which covers digital video basics including file formats, encoding, and more.

How to Backup Mobile Videos On The Fly To A Wi-Fi Drive

A quick overview of how to sync an Android’s mobile videos folder to a local Wi-Fi drive as an alternative to cloud backup.

This Week on the Human Rights Channel: Syria, Mexico, Honduras

Images and first person accounts from Syrian refugees, a Mexican student who survived a deadly police attack, and Honduran villagers evicted from their homes.

What Activists Need to Know About Video Archiving and Preservation

Advocacy campaigns can take time to achieve results, so it’s important that your videos remain available after they are filmed. A new video series from WITNESS shares tips with activists about video archiving and preservation.

Community Reporters Document Deadly Raid on Indigenous Villages in Guatemala

Reports by imperiled community journalists in Guatemala paint a picture of horror when police forces descend upon communities battling a hydroelectric dam.

Students Combat Sexual Assault Using Video

As 76 higher education institutions come under investigation for mishandling sexual assault cases, students at the University of Kansas are using video to share survivors’ stories and express their demands.

This Week in Human Rights Video: Honduras, Pakistan, Cambodia

Indigenous rights activists in Honduras describe the fear of living among known killers of human rights defenders. Cambodian villagers who brought their protest to the capital make a step forward in a long running land dispute.

Activists Documenting Gender-Based Violence in South Africa Face Challenges

A WITNESS training shares approaches to ethical filming of survivors of gender-based violence and discusses challenges faced by activists in South Africa.