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.

Filming Resources for Protests Honoring Missing Students of Ayotzinapa

With additional marches for the missing students of Ayotzinapa scheduled for December 1 (#1dicMx), it’s more important than ever to document these events with video and photos. Use these resources to prepare for today’s protest and those to follow.

Format, Frame Size and More: Digital Video Basics for Activists

We’re launching a new video in our series for activists on video archiving and preservation, which covers digital video basics including file formats, encoding, and more.

Tips for Citizens Documenting Hong Kong’s Protests

WITNESS shares tips for citizens about how to more safely and effectively use video to document Hong Kong’s protests.

Video as Evidence: Turning Citizen Video into Justice

Citizen video rarely meets the high bar set for video as evidence. A new guide from WITNESS aims to help.

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.

Now in Arabic: WITNESS Guide to Interviewing Survivors of Sexual and Gender-based Violence

Now available in Arabic, our guide for ethically interviewing survivors of sexual and gender-based violence.

#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.