Video Advocacy Example: Waking in Oak Creek

Waking in Oak Creek profiles the powerful community and law enforcement response to the 2012 hate crime shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. The film is part of the Not in Our Town Campaign which aims to end hate crimes and build safe and inclusive communities for all.

Virtual Dinner Guest Project Connects Gaza and Native American Communities Using Video Technology

Lindsie Bear sheds light on her experience connecting a group of Native American participants with a group from Gaza to discuss daily life and the issues faced in each community as part of The Virtual Dinner Guest Project.

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.

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.

World Cup Final Four Not the End for Human Rights Defenders

As the World Cup comes to a close, a new campaign highlights the courageous and critical work of Human Rights Defenders from the nations represented at the tournament.

Despite Challenges, 37 Western Saharan Activists Attend WITNESS Training

Sudanese activist and WITNESS trainee Nahla Mohaker reflects on her experience training Western Saharan activists at FiSahara 2014.

How Video For Change is Being Used in the Middle East and North Africa

Reflections from WITNESS’ Raja Althaibani on the use of media for social change in the Middle East and North Africa following an UnConference at the University of Birmingham, England.

Nouvelle série video sur les violences sexuelles et sexistes disponible en français

Notre série de vidéos en six parties avec sous-titres disponible en français vient d’être mise en ligne en accompagnement du guide écrit intitulé “Mener des entretiens sûrs, efficaces et éthiques de survivants de violence à caractère sexuelle et sexiste.”

The Video-For-Change Africa Network is Born!

WITNESS is pleased to announce the formation of the Video for Change Africa Network, a network for video activists to share their knowledge, materials and challenges with others working for social change in Africa.

Citizen Video Captures Targeted Violence Against Mozabite Algerians

A new playlist on the Human Rights Channel captures targeted violence against Mozabite Algerians, a Berber minority group living in central Algeria.

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.

Execution Footage Found in Libya Offers Glimpse of Gaddafi’s Abuses; Could Be Used for Justice

Children cheering from the sidelines, thousands pour into the sports stadium as excitement fills the air. A student sits at the center of the court as throngs of people and chants shake the arena. This is not you’re average sports event, the crowd not your average sports fans and the man sitting in the center is not their most valuable player; instead this is one of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s infamous public executions.

#Video4Change Weekly Digest: August 26, 2011

The weekly digest has been on an unintentional hiatus… I have been helping out on some exciting projects here including our forthcoming Video Advocacy Online Toolkit and planning some outreach for our soon-to-be published report on current challenges and opportunities for human rights video.