WITNESS Executive Director Yvette Alberdingk-Thijm reflects on current events and the importance of video as a tool to document human rights abuses and advocate for justice.
Earlier this month, we hosted a lively online Q&A on all aspects of human rights video archiving and preservation. Activists and archivists from around the world participated, sharing their practical ideas and knowledge on how to safeguard video collections.
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.
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?
As protests continue, citizen media is flowing out of Ferguson, Missouri. These WITNESS resources can help citizen witnesses film more safely, ethically and effectively.
Anyone in the nonprofit world knows that “impact” and “engagement” are the buzzwords du jour. But more than a passing fad, impact evaluation is serious business – one that many of us in the social change realm grapple with every day.
Human Rights Channel Curator Madeleine Bair authors a two-part blog series on ways in which citizens and journalists can work together to capture and curate user-generated content.
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.
We explore the video’s widespread media coverage, the online campaign it sparked, and the surrounding discussion about discrimination against Syrian refugees.
These resources, available in English and Arabic, aim to help citizen witnesses capture and share footage of human rights abuses and preserve their footage for use at a later date.
As we join the many people worldwide who were saddened to hear of the death of Robin Williams, we celebrate his commitment to making the world a better place.
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