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WITNESS Weekly Picks – August 8 Edition

This week we feature articles on new innovations and practices in citizen journalism, data mapping and the protection of human rights.

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.

This Week on the Human Rights Channel: Kenya, Colombia, South Africa, and Nigeria

This week we focus on anti-terrorism crackdowns in Kenya, and attempts by campesinos in Colombia to escape local violence between paramilitaries and government forces. We’re keeping our eyes on retribution for forced evictions in South Africa, as well as the recent reports of war crimes in Nigeria.

To End Violence Against Women, Canadian Campaign Calls on Men and Boys

The ¡Hasta Aqui No Mas! (Draw the Line!) multimedia campaign, produced by the Canadian group MUJER, confronts sexual violence against women through education and empowerment of Latino men and boys.

Music Monday – Marathon for Human Rights Edition

The Music Monday – Marathon for Human Rights Edition are song picks from the WITNESS marathon team of runners and why they ran for human rights.

#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.

Human Rights Videos from Sri Lanka, Nigeria and Stories from Syrian Migrants

Tamil women’s groups express outrage about the rape of children by Sri Lanka’s military, Syrians face dramatic challenges migrating to Europe, and Nigerians report on the threat of Boko Haram’s attacks.

Music Monday – Palestine Edition

This Music Monday shares songs about resistance, truth, and international solidarity with Palestine.

What We’re Reading: July 25 Edition

Every week we publish a list of our favorite articles on human rights, video, and advocacy. This week features the promotion of LGBT rights in India, the use of social media to uncover the mystery behind the downed Malaysia Flight MH17 and much more.

Human Rights Video from Brazil, Ukraine, Israel and Palestine

From the Human Rights Channel this week: a Brazilian activist seeks political asylum; the difficulty of verifying citizen video from the Israel/Palestine conflict; how social media is being used in the investigation of flight MH17’s downing.

Media Roundup on Protests, Police Brutality and Brazil’s World Cup

Following the close of the World Cup, we pull together a list of select English-language news coverage on protests, police brutality and video in Brazil published during the tournament.

Citizen Videos Used as Propaganda Tools in Israel-Palestine Conflict

The use of citizen video as a propaganda tool by both sides in the conflict leaves viewers manipulated and confused.

#AIDS2014 Live Twitter Recap

This week will be following our Senior Program Manager Bukeni Waruzi via our #AIDS2014 Live Twitter Recap blog post. Stay tuned for live updates.