Can Video Help End Police Brutality?

Does more video actually lead to justice for victims of police brutality? Will the presence of more cameras lead to less police brutality in the future?

This Week on the Human Rights Channel: Syria, Mexico, Honduras

Images and first person accounts from Syrian refugees, a Mexican student who survived a deadly police attack, and Honduran villagers evicted from their homes.

Community Reporters Document Deadly Raid on Indigenous Villages in Guatemala

Reports by imperiled community journalists in Guatemala paint a picture of horror when police forces descend upon communities battling a hydroelectric dam.

Human Rights Videos from Argentina, South Africa, and Gaza

This week on the Human Rights Channel videos from Argentina, South Africa, and Gaza provide evidence of abuse by security forces.

Ensuring That More Videos Mean More Rights

WITNESS Executive Director Yvette Alberdingk-Thijm reflects on current events and the importance of video as a tool to document human rights abuses and advocate for justice.

Live From Ferguson: Videos, Detentions & Attempts at Defining the Press

Citizens and professional reporters have been thrown in jail while documenting protests and the police response, raising the question once again–Who IS a reporter anyways?

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.