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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.

This Week on The Human Rights Channel – Myanmar, Peru and Ukraine

In Myanmar, the attack on a Red Cross convoy transporting civilians away from fighting is captured on camera. In Ukraine the massive amount of video taken by protesters and reporters during the Euromaidan protests of late 2013 to early last year provides evidence of crimes against humanity. And in Peru, an oil company halts some of its operations after the death of a student protester, as indigenous groups continue to demand compensation for use of their land.

This Week on the Human Rights Channel – Cuba, Fiji, West Papua and South Africa

This week citizen video captures testimonials following the arrest of 69 pro-democracy protesters in Cuba. We also check-in on videos previously featured from Fiji and South Africa and look at video advocacy storytelling project in West Papua.

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).

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).

This Week on The Human Rights Channel – Afghanistan, Bahrain and Venezuela

This week we look at protests videos from Afghanistan, Bahrain and Venezuela covering issues ranging from female representation to government accountability. We also feature eyewitness testimony from the Ukraine, as bombing victims recount their experiences.

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.

This Week On The Human Rights Channel – Egypt, Ukraine, Israel and Yemen

This week citizen footage takes us to protests in the streets of Cairo and Sanaa. We also look at video condemning the state of Israel for failing to protect Thai agricultural workers from exploitation.

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.