The ‘Yes Men’ Talk Video, Activism, and Climate Change

As they release their third feature film, The Yes Men Are Revolting, we talk with the devious duo about how they use film for activism and their current focus on climate change.

Siete Meses Después – ¿Qué Papel Tuvo el Video en el Movimiento de Ayotzinapa?

Hablamos con la Agencia Subversiones sobre el uso de video durante el movimiento de protesta que siguió a la desaparición de 43 estudiantes mexicanos el otoño pasado.

Seven Months Later – What Role Did Video Play in Ayotzinapa?

We speak with Agencia Subversiones about the use of video during the protest movement that followed the disappearance of 43 Mexican students from the Ayotiznapa teacher’s college last fall.

The International Criminal Court’s Quest for Scientific Evidence

By focusing on collecting scientific evidence, including better video evidence, the ICC hopes to build stronger cases.

Ella Baker Center Continues the Fight for “Books Not Bars”

WITNESS caught up with our friends at the Ella Baker Center for an update on the 2001 campaign “Books Not Bars”, a youth-led movement that targeted the juvenile prison system in the California and pushed to end to the prison industrial complex in the U.S.

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.

WITNESS Tech Digest: Transparency Reports on Government Interference

Internet companies are producing more transparency reports about governments’ demands on the companies to hand over users’ data and take down their content.

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.

Video as Evidence: Basic Practices

Basic Practices is the newest section in our Video as Evidence Field Guide. This chapter provides principles and guidelines for individuals interested in using video for human rights documentation. The chapter covers getting ready to film, filming, safeguarding your footage and sharing your video.

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).

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