Front Page News: Why We Can All Benefit from Tools to Verify Video

What if our devices could capture and store more information in our media? What if we could help media makers make their material trustworthy? WITNESS is excited to announce that we are very close to launching a beta version of InformaCam for testing!

Land rights violations in India meet continued resistance

In the dark hours of the night, police forcefully entered two Indian villages, in the name of “development”. 6 people were seriously injured; 50 were arbitrarily detained; and 1 was arrested. Here’s what we can do.

Tips for Activists Using the YouTube Face Blur Tool

Recently, YouTube launched a feature that allows blurring on videos uploaded to their site. It’s a step we’ve pushed for from the commercial video-sharing platforms and social networks – as a way to enable easy, faster, more accessible options for preserving and enabling visual anonymity in a networked, visual age.

Whose Media Is It?: How Police Requests for Unreleased Footage Blur the Line Between News and Evidence

A near 6-month battle between British news broadcasters and the police has recently concluded: last December’s court decision that ordered television companies including BBC, ITN, and Sky News to surrender to police hours of unaired footage from the violent October 19th Dale Farm eviction, was thrown out. Journalists are now hailing the decision as a landmark victory in the fight for news neutrality and confidentiality.

Are News Photography Standards Out of Touch With the Cameras Everywhere World We Inhabit?

A growing global trend of employing facial recognition technologies (FRTs) has increased risks of compromising the privacy and safety of anyone filmed or photographed, especially in countries with repressive governments.

How To Film Protests: Video Tip Series for Activists at Occupy Wall Street, in Syria and Beyond

The thousands of human rights-related videos being created and shared – from raw documentation of human rights violations in Syria to the Occupy protests and the range of police abuse and misconduct therein – illuminate the role that citizen video is playing to not only inform us but also to motivate us to take action.

Video for Change Best Practices: Sharing and Uploading Human Rights Videos

Regardless if you are uploading unedited or edited footage, it is essential to provide the following information so your footage can be found and coordinated with other footage.

Video for Change Best Practices: Top 10 Tips For Conducting Interviews

At the heart of any human rights video is personal stories and the potential they have to inform, engage and motivate viewers to take action.

أفضل الممارسات : ١٠ نصائح لإجراء المقابلات

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Video for Change Best Practices: Filming in Teams for Evidence

When filming protests, demonstrations and events, consider filming in teams to make sure you have multiple angles, perspectives and aspects recorded.

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