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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Human Rights Videos from Argentina, South Africa, and Gaza

This week on the Human Rights Channel videos from Argentina, South Africa, and Gaza provide evidence of abuse by security forces.

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?

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.