This Week On The Human Rights Channel – Egypt, Ukraine, Israel and Yemen

This week citizen footage takes us to protests in the streets of Cairo and Sanaa. We also look at video condemning the state of Israel for failing to protect Thai agricultural workers from exploitation.

Cuban Activism Amid Changing International Relations

While restrictions on Cuban media make it difficult to know what the average Cuban thinks of the current policy changes underway, a growing network of independent bloggers, news outlets, and activists are documenting developments and filming stories and opinions that the state-controlled media ignores.

This Week on The Human Rights Channel: Haiti, Saudi Arabia and Sudan

Saudi Arabia takes punitive measures against a blogger charged with insulting Islam, citizen journalists in the Nuba Mountains report that December was the most violent month in the war in South Kordofan, and the anniversary of Haiti’s devastating quake is marked with a protest against political gridlock.

Documenting Rio’s Resistance: Interview with ‘State of Exception’ Director Jason O’Hara

In his new film Canadian documentary filmmaker Jason O’Hara takes on forced evictions and mega-events, working collaboratively with Rio’s communities to tell stories of resistance and document human rights abuses since 2010.

This Week on the Human Rights Channel – ICYMI Edition

From the results of Kashmir’s election to an interview with Aleppo’s Free Syrian Army fighters, and calls for peace and security in Pakistan following the deadly school attack last month, this posts features some of the citizen reports that came out at the end of 2014.

Reporting on Sexual Assault and Gender-Based Violence: #16 Days Round-Up

In this round-up we share noteworthy videos, articles and resources that were published during this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign.

Top 7 Takeaways from WITNESS’ Guide to Filming Sexual Violence Survivors

The Syria Justice and Accountability Center shares key guidance from a WITNESS guide designed to help effectively document sexual and gender based violence in Syria.

Music Monday: 16 Liberating Voices For Women’s Rights

These women artists sing about obstacles to social justice while also affirming and celebrating their invaluable role in bringing about change.

Reporting on Sexual Assault: 16 Tips for #16Days

In light of the disheartening media coverage around sexual assault this year, WITNESS is dedicating this 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence to helping activists and journalists report on sexual violence more safely and ethically.

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.