Format, Frame Size and More: Digital Video Basics for Activists

We’re launching a new video in our series for activists on video archiving and preservation, which covers digital video basics including file formats, encoding, and more.

How to Backup Mobile Videos On The Fly To A Wi-Fi Drive

A quick overview of how to sync an Android’s mobile videos folder to a local Wi-Fi drive as an alternative to cloud backup.

List of Free or Low-cost Tools and Resources for Video Activists

This list of free or low-cost tools and resources for video activists is curated from participants who joined our Live Video Archive #AskMeAnything event on our Facebook page.

Human Rights Absent as US, Africa Leaders Talk Economics

Since Human rights activists and civil society organizations had no seat at the US-Africa Leaders Summit. We offer some tools, tactics and tips for human rights defenders operating in Africa.

#Instagood Tips for Nonprofits Part 2

#Instagood Tips for Nonprofits part 2 reviews using video and explains why hosting a ‘takeover’ can diversify your nonprofit’s storytelling.

#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.


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