Maziar Bahari on Solitary Confinement, Freedom of Expression, and the Future of (Citizen) Journalism

Maziar Bahari speaks to WITNESS about the new film “Rosewater” which tells the story of his solitary confinement and torture in an Iranian prison.

The Blackfish Effect – How Film Can Impact Big Business

Interview with Britdoc Impact Award winner, filmmaker Gabriela Cowperthwaite, about the social change influence her documentary, “Blackfish,” has had on big business and in legal courtrooms.

An Interview with Pamela Yates About the Impact of “Granito”

Part of a series featuring the 2014 BritDoc Impact Award winners, we interview Pamela Yates about Granito which investigates how archival footage was used as evidence to bring an indictment against a former Guatemalan dictator.

The Ties That Bind Us In the Fight to Expose Human Rights Abuse

In her monthly message, WITNESS’ executive director looks back on human rights stories from October and reflects on how our work resonates as more and more of us fight to expose human rights abuses.

Using Mobile Apps and Film to Prevent Gender-Based Violence

Nancy Schwartzman talks to WITNESS about her film work and development of tech tools, including mobile apps, to end sexual violence.

Pentagram Partners with Street Artists to Create a WITNESS Mural in London

A street art mural in London featuring WITNESS partners is an inspiring reminder that in our global, connected world, we are all “witnesses.”

The Power of a Witness According to Robin Williams

As we join the many people worldwide who were saddened to hear of the death of Robin Williams, we celebrate his commitment to making the world a better place.

WITNESS Archiving Guide Receives Award from Society of American Archivists

The Activists’ Guide to Archiving Video wins the Preservation Publication Award from the Society of American Archivists.

To End Violence Against Women, Canadian Campaign Calls on Men and Boys

The ¡Hasta Aqui No Mas! (Draw the Line!) multimedia campaign, produced by the Canadian group MUJER, confronts sexual violence against women through education and empowerment of Latino men and boys.

Call for Videos on Police Violence During World Cup Protests

As protestors in Brazil take to the streets during the World Cup, WITNESS has created a collaborative database to track ongoing police violence.

Groups in Colombia Use Video to Fight Evictions

Interviews from Medellín’s housing and land rights activists and community leaders about the forced evictions taking place in and around the city and how they are using video to preserve the memory of places that are disappearing and to document human rights violations.

Police Occupation of Brazil’s Favelas

The controversial death of a young Brazilian dancer sparked protests in one of Rio’s favelas, bringing attention to police violence faced by favela residents.

Unlock Iran Invites You To Experience Life as an Iranian Political Prisoner

Unlock Iran is a new innovative visual storytelling platform featuring the stories of Iranian “prisoners of rights,” or individuals who are detained for political, religious or other personal beliefs deemed a threat by the Iranian government.

Sahrawi Human Rights Activists Receiving WITNESS Training at FiSahara Film Festival

WITNESS and other organizations will provide training to activists ahead of the Western Sahara International Film Festival (FiSahara), which takes place April 29-May 4 in the Sahrawi refugee camps in a remote corner of Southwestern Algeria, deep in the Sahara Desert.

Because of You, WITNESS’ YouTube Channels Are Nominated for Webby Awards

Thank you for your efforts to document human rights violations and to call for change. The Webby Awards have taken notice. Help us all win a Webby!


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