#Instagood Tips for Nonprofits

#Instagood tips for nonprofits will help you start and manage an instagram account to be part of your organization’s online storytelling goals.

L6g49CARAAhP660rO9DCn4W3L: Email and Chat Encryption Basics for Activists

Activists everywhere face the violations of their right to privacy especially in their online communications. We share basics of encryption that may help keep you, your networks and your communications safer.

The Vine Mobile App: The Social Media Fanatic’s Favorite New Tool

Vine is a new application for mobile devices with some powerful features for citizen journalists.

#DirenGeziParkı: Protesto Çekimleri için 10 Taktik

Protesto Cekimleri Rehberi – Turkish language guide with 10 Tips for Filming Protests, Demonstrations and Police Conduct

Sending Videos Safely through the Wild, Wild, Web

From YouTube to FTP, and Dropbox to Google Drive, online services have very different ways of transferring files. Which ones are safest for your videos?

Citizen Video for Journalists: How to Build a Newsroom on Twitter, with Andy Carvin

Twitter can be a rumor mill—or a newsroom. NPR’s Andy Carvin shares ideas for developing an informative and reliable online community for news gathering.

An Open Source Approach to Translation

The fact that 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute is astonishing. And the immense amounts of footage shot and uploaded by citizens in places like Syria, Egypt and Chile reminds us that video is increasingly being used to expose human rights abuses. As more activists turn towards video for advocacy and evidentiary purposes, there is a critical need for accessible training resources that teach how to create and share videos safely, effectively and ethically.

هل تقوم بتصوير انتهاكات حقوق الإنسان في مجتمعك؟ إذا كانت إجابتك بنعم، استمر في القراءة

This blog post serves as a living space for all of our Arabic language ‘How-To’ resources and guides. The resources below provide guidance on how film safely and effectively, and how to film for evidence and the media.

Tips for Activists Using the YouTube Face Blur Tool

Recently, YouTube launched a feature that allows blurring on videos uploaded to their site. It’s a step we’ve pushed for from the commercial video-sharing platforms and social networks – as a way to enable easy, faster, more accessible options for preserving and enabling visual anonymity in a networked, visual age.

كيف تصور الاحتجاجات:٥ أجزاء فيديو عن التصوير من أجل التغيير

“أنا خادم لشعبى . أنامراسل. طالما يستمع الناس إلى قصتي، سأظل أعمل على إيصال رسالتي، مهما كانت العواقب.”

How To Film Protests: Video Tip Series for Activists at Occupy Wall Street, in Syria and Beyond

The thousands of human rights-related videos being created and shared – from raw documentation of human rights violations in Syria to the Occupy protests and the range of police abuse and misconduct therein – illuminate the role that citizen video is playing to not only inform us but also to motivate us to take action.

Take the Social Tech Census: A New Tool to Map the Best Digital Resources for Advocates

From the Arab Spring to Occupy, the events of 2011 highlighted the potential of new technologies for advocacy. But new tools are more likely to facilitate social impact if they’re used by people with the right training and support.

Video for Change Best Practices: Sharing and Uploading Human Rights Videos

Regardless if you are uploading unedited or edited footage, it is essential to provide the following information so your footage can be found and coordinated with other footage.