Public Space and Video Projections: A Conversation with The Illuminator Art Collective

The Illuminator Art Collective shares how video projection can be used as part of protests and civic movements as well as practical tips and lessons-learned on how to set up and a run video projection set-up.

WITNESS Joins Call for the Creation of UN Special Rapporteur on Privacy

WITNESS joins a growing coalition of privacy, human rights, and civil liberties organizations who are uniting to call for the United Nations Human Rights Commission to add a Special Rapporteur on Privacy.

Yemeni Blogger Reflects on Experience at Video for Change Workshop

Rooj Alwazir, a participant at WITNESS’ recent video for change convening in Istanbul, shares experiences from the gathering of 20 filmmakers, educators and human rights defenders.

24 Years After Rodney King: Will More Video Result in More Justice?

Since the 1991 beating of Rodney King, video has become ubiquitous and alleged crimes committed by police are much harder to sweep under the carpet. But the amount of footage of an incident and the amount of justice served in these cases do not yet correlate.

ACLU App Encourages Citizen Witnesses to Document Police Encounters

Morgan Hargrave reviews the ACLU’s Mobile Justice, a new app that allows users to document interactions with police and upload video and reports to ACLU servers.

Interactive Documentary “Points of View” Showcases Citizen Video in Gaza and the West Bank

POINTS OF VIEW uses an interactive documentary format to showcase citizen video shot by Palestinians working as part of the Camera Distribution Project, an initiative organized by B’Tselem (The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories).

Video as Evidence Case Study: Filming Long After A Crime in Croatia

We look at a case study where video was used in criminal proceedings against a Serbo-Croatian politician at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

How Can Hyperlapse Videography Be Used for Human Rights?

Hyperlapse is a videography approach that combines timelapse with motion, often with a first-person perspective. How could it be used for human rights?

Do We Need a Dedicated Repository for Human Rights Media?

A dedicated online video-sharing site or database could show the breadth and scale of human rights violations worldwide, and enable coordinated action.

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.

Creating a Movement to Just Say No to the War on Drugs

Eugene Jarecki’s documentary takes on the US’ war on drugs, calling for a shift in public perception and policy around drug use. This is the final in our interview series with the 2014 BritDoc Impact Award winners.

Music Monday – 2015 New Year Edition, Beginnings

Our first Music Monday – 2015 New Year edition, Beginnings is a song list to inspire activists’ daily work because every day is a new beginning.


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