Yemeni Blogger Reflects on Experience at Video for Change Workshop

Rooj Alwazir, a participant at WITNESS’ recent video for change convening in Istanbul, shares experiences from the gathering of 20 filmmakers, educators and human rights defenders.

The WITNESS Blog: A Look Back at 2014 and Look Ahead to 2015

In 2014 we contextualized dozens of citizen videos on human rights; shared resources for using video for change, archiving video and interviewing survivors of sexual violence; interviewed filmmakers, activists and journalists; advocated for better use of technology to aid those using video for change; celebrated stories of courage, and much more.

Security for All – November 2014 Tech News Digest

Privacy shouldn’t be an afterthought for anyone designing online tools. Digital security, while extremely important for human rights activists, should be accessible to everyone.

Music Monday – Nina Simone Inspires Activism

This Monday we feature Nina Simone, not only because she was a brilliant singer/songwriter, a Juilliard-trained pianist, but also because of her pivotal role on the Civil Rights Movement and the liberation struggle.

Pentagram Partners with Street Artists to Create a WITNESS Mural in London

A street art mural in London featuring WITNESS partners is an inspiring reminder that in our global, connected world, we are all “witnesses.”

WITNESS Archiving Guide Receives Award from Society of American Archivists

The Activists’ Guide to Archiving Video wins the Preservation Publication Award from the Society of American Archivists.

Building Bridges Between Activists and the Tech and Media Communities

WITNESS Executive Director, Yvette Alberdingk-Thijm and Program Director, Sam Gregory speak on media, technology and social change at Internet Week New York 2014.

Music Monday – “May the Force Be With You” Edition

This week’s playlist goes out to all the Jedis around the world or as we call them around the office, human rights defenders or activists.

Our Music Monday Playlist – Cinco De Mayo Edition

With Peter Gabriel as our co-founder, it only makes sense for us to jump into the fora of #MusicMonday and contribute our own series of music playlists.

Behind-the-Scenes of WITNESS’ New Intro Video

A glimpse into how we produced our new video, featuring five activists, with the help of some of the film industry’s creative leaders.

16 Highlights from the #16Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign

A list of 16 actions and stories we came across during this year’s campaign to end gender-based violence. We invite you to share projects, videos, and more to this list.

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.

You’re Invited to Get TOGETHER on Sept. 28 to Explore Co-presence For Good

Join Sam Gregory of WITNESS at this co-presence for good camp in Palo Alto, Sat. September 28th.

Co-presence: A New Way to Bring People Together for Human Rights Activism

How can we use the sense of being together with other people in a remote environment to drive concrete, productive actions and engagement for human rights change?