Will the Syrian Hero Boy Make Us Question Everything We See? (and why don’t we do that already?)

A video described as showing Syrian kids attacked by snipers was revealed to be the work of filmmakers and actors in Malta. It’s only the latest example of online video shared with misleading context.

Rami Jarrah’s Remarks at WITNESS’ 2014 Focus For Change Benefit

British-Syrian citizen journalist Rami Jarrah shares his thoughts on the power of witnessing and our responsibility to support activists, who sometimes risk their lives to bring stories of courage to audiences.

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.

Abuse of Syrian Child on Video Sparks Outcry and Arrests

We explore the video’s widespread media coverage, the online campaign it sparked, and the surrounding discussion about discrimination against Syrian refugees.

WITNESS Weekly Picks – August 8 Edition

This week we feature articles on new innovations and practices in citizen journalism, data mapping and the protection of human rights.

Human Rights Videos from Sri Lanka, Nigeria and Stories from Syrian Migrants

Tamil women’s groups express outrage about the rape of children by Sri Lanka’s military, Syrians face dramatic challenges migrating to Europe, and Nigerians report on the threat of Boko Haram’s attacks.

What We’re Reading: July 11 Edition

This week we feature commentary on another side of the war in Syria, President Obama’s call for additional funds to curtail the flow of children from Latin America attempting to enter the US, and articles about video verification, safety for journalists and predicting the impact of advocacy media on social change.

Human Rights Video From Israel and Palestine, Brazil, Syria

An American teen describes being beaten in Jerusalem, Brazilian activists question police conduct, and an update on police abuse in South Africa.

Syrian and Venezuelan Activists Exchange Field Notes

Activists filming on the ground in Venezuela and Syria share experiences and exchange field notes on how to use video as effective documentation.

Human Rights Video Weekly: Vietnam, Syria, and Kenya

This week we bring you videos documenting the forced evictions of farmers in Vietnam, an update on a barrel bomb attack in Syria, and documentation of the continued roundup of Somali and other immigrants in Kenya.

What We’re Reading, May 9 Edition

From human rights in Syria to the Central African Republic, with stops in digital archiving and tools for verifying video along the way.

Human Rights Video Weekly: Chemical Attack in Syria, Algerian Elections, Saudi Online Activists Arrested

Venezuelan developers respond to verification issues with a camera app while Syria suffers another chemical weapon attack. Next week’s elections cause Algerian media suppression, and Saudi online activists threatened with arrest.