Brazilian human rights activists, fighting massive forced evictions and redevelopment for the 2014 World Cup, nominate FIFA for the worst corporation in the world award. Read, share and vote.
Our last weekly update from the Human Rights Channel for 2013 features citizen video from Syria, Brazil, and Ukraine.
FIFA must do more than send PR representatives to Brazil for damage control ahead of the 2014 World Cup. They must show they are serious about stopping forced evictions.
This week we’re watching for major protests in Cambodia, creative protests in Saudi Arabia, and documentation of human rights violations in the Western Sahara and Brazil.
From the start of the protests in Rio, video has played a pivotal role in helping expose abuse against protestors. Now the videographers are being targeted.
We share findings of our curation project, bringing over 100 videos together to tell the story of forced evictions in Rio de Janiero.
Joel Bergner is a nomadic street artist, educator and advocate for social action. He recently stopped by WITNESS to discuss street art and video advocacy as tools for social change.
After 20 years resisting eviction from their homes– even as the threat level reached Olympic heights this year– the Rio community of Vila Autodromo wins a concession from the Mayor. Eviction is off the table. Viva a Vila!
This month’s Citizen Watch also includes: violence in Guinea, a raid on a prominent human rights organization in Russia, and disturbing reports of chemical weapons used in Syria.
Activists are using the mobile app Vine from Istanbul to Rio de Janeiro, but is their footage getting seen? We share 5 tips that can improve the reach and visibility of these short, dynamic videos.
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