What Activists Need to Know About Video Archiving and Preservation

Advocacy campaigns can take time to achieve results, so it’s important that your videos remain available after they are filmed. A new video series from WITNESS shares tips with activists about video archiving and preservation.

The Power of Citizen Witnesses – and How WITNESS is Strengthening Their Impact

From creation, sharing, management of your video, to preservation and usage, and with an eye to the ethical questions, WITNESS is thinking holistically about how best to support the millions of citizen witnesses to human rights abuse.

Activists Documenting Gender-Based Violence in South Africa Face Challenges

A WITNESS training shares approaches to ethical filming of survivors of gender-based violence and discusses challenges faced by activists in South Africa.

#Instagood Tips for Nonprofits

#Instagood tips for nonprofits will help you start and manage an instagram account to be part of your organization’s online storytelling goals.

Stopping Bulldozers: Fighting Forced Evictions with Video

From citizen journalists in India to audiovisual artists in Colombia, people are using WITNESS resources to strengthen their grassroots work in the fight against forced evictions and to empower more to get involved.

“Listen” to How Radio Can Improve Your Videos

Strategist Will Coley shares lessons from radio producers about what makes their work so compelling and translates them into tips for video and filmmakers.

Recommended Summer Reading List for Social Media Managers

In order to stay relevant social media managers need to continually research and educate themselves about communication technologies, the design of tools/graphics, why people share, visual communication, storytelling and more.

Anatomy of a Google Hangout On Air

A list of tools, tips, and roles on host a successful Google Hangout On Air from a WITNESS digital producer.

Verifying Citizen Video: A Case Study from Aleppo – Part 2, Creating a Panoramic Image

In part two of our three-part series, we cover how to create a panoramic image from video stills to reveal signifiers unique to the site and event depicted in the video.

Verifying Citizen Video: A Case Study of Destruction from Aleppo

The first in a three-part series investigates how to identify a citizen video for verification. The case study uses a citizen video example taken in Aleppo, Syria.

WITNESS and Amnesty International Release a New Toolkit for Housing & Land Rights Activists

With 15 million people at risk of forced evictions annually around the world, we have released a multimedia resource kit for activists, social movements and communities fighting evictions.

New Video Series for How To Conduct Interviews with Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

A new video series includes first-hand experience from trainees, experts, leading activists and survivors of GBV expanding on considerations for filming, creating appropriate questions, safety & security, interviewing techniques and the effects of trauma on survivors.

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.