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 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?

Human Rights Video Weekly: Cambodia, Colombia, Kenya and Egypt

Hundreds of thousands of Cambodian migrants flee Thailand, victims of Columbia’s ongoing conflict share their stories and Kenyan activists are jailed for speaking out.

Human Rights Video Weekly: Brazil, Kenya and Sri Lanka

This week, in addition to videos documenting crack downs on the World Cup protests, we bring you footage from local media reports on violence in Kenya and Sri Lanka. Finally, we bring you an update on the rising tensions between Israel and Palestine instigated by a massive search for three missing seminary students.

Human Rights Video Weekly: Turkey, South Korea, Nigeria, and South Africa

In Turkey, South Korea, and Nigeria citizens are taking to the streets demanding more government action on safety issues- from workplace safety to disaster relief.

Human Rights Video Weekly: Vietnam, Syria, and Kenya

This week we bring you videos documenting the forced evictions of farmers in Vietnam, an update on a barrel bomb attack in Syria, and documentation of the continued roundup of Somali and other immigrants in Kenya.

The Ethics of Curating Citizen Video

When professionals are not the ones behind the cameras, how can we apply ethical standards to using video documenting human rights abuse? Our Human Rights Channel Curator weighs in on the current debate on the ethics of utilizing citizen media.

Human Rights Video Weekly: Police Operations in Brazil, Detention of Refugees in Kenya, Protests in Western Sahara

This week we bring you the first in a series of dispatches from Brazil, as well as footage from Kenya and Western Sahara, and the latest from the Nuba Mountains of Sudan.

Police Occupation of Brazil’s Favelas

The controversial death of a young Brazilian dancer sparked protests in one of Rio’s favelas, bringing attention to police violence faced by favela residents.