WITNESS Resources for Filming Protests and Police Conduct in Ferguson, MO

As protests continue, citizen media is flowing out of Ferguson, Missouri. These WITNESS resources can help citizen witnesses film more safely, ethically and effectively.

Media Roundup on Protests, Police Brutality and Brazil’s World Cup

Following the close of the World Cup, we pull together a list of select English-language news coverage on protests, police brutality and video in Brazil published during the tournament.

What We’re Reading: July 19 Edition

The future of cinema, passwords and digital security, the implementation of police cameras in law enforcement agencies across the nation and much more.

Citizen Videos Capturing Police Violence at Protests in Brazil Used as Evidence

Citizen video has become a critical resource in the struggle to ensure rights and in cases to prosecute police violence in Brazilian cities.

To Protect or Punish: New Anti-Terrorism Law Proposed in Brazil Could Curb Right To Protest

A proposed anti-terrorism law in Brazil could criminalize the actions of social movements and public protests.

Video Exposes Police Abuse in Venezuela (Or is it Mexico? Or Colombia?)

One video’s journey across Latin American protest movements underscores the challenge of monitoring activism online.

In Kiev, Abuse of Power Against Protesters, Medics, and Journalists

While videos recent violence were the most dramatic we’ve seen from the Euromaidan protests, they are only the latest to document clashes in Kiev. In late January, several videos emerged exposing excess use of force by authorities.

A Sahrawi Woman Dragged & Beaten by Moroccan Authorities

Moroccan security forces crack down on Sahwari independence protesters in Western Sahara, including a human rights activist, Leila Lili.

From Exposure to Evidence: Confronting the Limitations of Digital Video

In an age of information overload and image manipulation, it is no longer enough to simply film—and thereby, expose—injustice. Nor is it enough to simply watch it. New resources from WITNESS and our partners aim to help activists use online video to bring about change.

Police Brutality Filmed as Thousands Protest over EU Agreement in Ukraine

Numerous accounts of police brutality have been caught on film documenting the violent protests that have been raging in the Ukraine since November 21st.

Saudi Arabia: A Crackdown on Undocumented Foreign Workers

The night of November 9, clashes broke out between Saudi authorities, civilians, and immigrants—predominantly Ethiopian—in Riyadh and carried on for several days resulting in hundreds of arrests, dozens of injuries, and reported deaths.

Human Rights Video Weekly: Police Officers on Trial in South Africa

In South Africa citizen video may help bring about justice for one case in the country’s alarming pattern of police brutality. Cuba lobbies for a seat at the Human Rights Council and Sri Lanka attempts to stave off controversy ahead of an international summit.

Six Months Later: Can Citizen Videos Made a Difference?

Looking back at two cases of police brutality documented on citizen video in South Africa and Fiji earlier this year, we follow up on the movements of activists and accountability of authorities since the videos went viral.

This Week in Human Rights Video: 5-Year-Old Detained by Israeli Defense Forces

The detention of a 5-year-old highlights a widespread practice- the detention of children by Israeli forces and citizen videos show ethnic tension in Central Russia

This Week in Human Rights Video: Egypt in Turmoil and Crackdown in Bahrain

Highlights from our playlists following developments in Egypt, an in-depth look at police torture in Bahrain, and new video alleging the use of chemical weapons by Assad’s forces in Syria.