2013 in Human Rights Citizen Video

In 2013, the Human Rights Channel curated nearly 2300 videos from 100 countries. Collectively, they reveal not only *what* citizen journalists filmed this year, but *how* that video was seen and used.

20 Powerful Moments in Human Rights Video

Every year on December 10th, human rights organizations mark International Human Rights Day. To highlight our 20th anniversary and Human Rights Day, we’re sharing 20 significant human rights video moments. Compiled by the entire WITNESS team and presented in chronological order, the list reflects instances where video (or film) made a difference: as evidence in a court or tribunal, galvanized mass mobilization or outrage, marked a turning point, a new use of technology for human rights, and more.

Is it Authentic? When Citizens and Soldiers Document War

On November 1, a particular video caught not only our attention at the Human Rights Channel, but also that of international observers, news outlets, and criminal prosecutors. It’s the type of video whose images have altered the discussion of the Syrian conflict, and may also revolutionize the role of citizen video in times of war.

Video Advocacy Example: Amnesty International’s Campaign for the Arms Trade Treaty

More than 740,000 people die every year as a result of armed conflict. Who fuels these conflicts? Which nations provide the arms and munitions that enable dictators, gangs, and human rights abusers to kill, rape, torture, and forcefully evict innocent civilians?