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!

Behind-the-Scenes of WITNESS’ New Intro Video

A glimpse into how we produced our new video, featuring five activists, with the help of some of the film industry’s creative leaders.

Activists Gather in Cape Town, South Africa for First Video-for-Change Convening in Sub-Saharan Africa

Activists from 13 different Sub-Saharan African countries are meeting today in Cape Town, South Africa to learn from one another during the first Video-for-Change Convening in Sub-Saharan Africa.

WITNESS Joins One Billion Rising Against Gender-Based Violence

This year for V-day the WITNESS staff is rising up to support the One Billion Rising campaign and to put an end to gender-based violence.

Four Ways InformaCam Powers Mobile Media Verification

Our partners at the Guardian Project posted today about how our joint project InformaCam provides mobile media (photos/video) verification. We share the overview here.

2013 in Human Rights Citizen Video

In 2013, the Human Rights Channel curated nearly 2300 videos from 100 countries. Collectively, they reveal not only *what* citizen journalists filmed this year, but *how* that video was seen and used.

Colombia’s Rural Farmers Take Media Into Their Own Hands

In rural areas of Colombia where mainstream press dares not go, citizens have formed their own news agency, Prensa Rural, to report on human rights issues

On World Refugee Day, Displaced People Share Their Own Stories

Over 40 million people are displaced worldwide due to conflict, persecution and natural or man-made disasters, but refugees are making their voices heard.