Icon for WITNESS at SXSW Interactive
Icon for WITNESS at SXSW Interactive

WITNESS is at #SXSWInteractive, one of the world’s largest conferences focused on interactive technologies and online innovation. We’re participating in three panels – calling attention to key #video4change issues as part of our Cameras Everywhere initiative- including the risks and opportunities for human rights activists using video and technology.

We hope you’ll follow us on Twitter at @witnesssxsw, @samgregory and @tech_wit for updates, and we’ve included panel hashtags below so you can follow from wherever you are.

Here’s where we’ll be:

SUNDAY (tomorrow) Mar. 11th: How to Run a Social Site and Not Get Users Killed12:30-1:30pm, AT&T Conference Hotel, Salon D, #sxsw #safesocial with Jillian York of EFF, Danny O’Brien of Committee to Protect Journalists, Ahmid Shibab-Eldin of Al-Jazeera’s The Stream, and me (for some background on our perspective on this, see the recommendations to tech companies in our “Cameras Everywhere” report)

MONDAY Mar. 12th : But Are You a Real Journalist? #Jan25 #Occupy, 9:30-10:30am, Hilton Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 1-3, #sxsw #citizensx
MONDAY Mar. 12th : Recognize This! Ethics of Mobile Face Tagging11am-12pm, Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon J with Bryan Nunez from WITNESS, and Harlo Thomas from the Guardian Project, #sxsw #mofacetag (for some great background on this check out Sameer Padania’s post on facial recognition on our blog)

We also wanted to give a shout-out to some other #video4change, visual storytelling and ‘technology for change’ panels here that piqued our interest. And we also recommend you check out Jillian York’s tips from EFF on a broad range of civil liberties and tech issues.

Today, Saturday Mar. 10th, 9:30am: Social Media In Colombia: An Agent For Change. #sxsw #Col

Saturday 9:30am: Can You Tweet That? Social Media and the Law #sxsw #smlaw

Saturday 11am: Hacking YouTube: Science and Secrets of Viral Videos #sxsw #ViralVid

Saturday 11am: Debate: Should Social Sites Allow Anonymous Users? #sxsw #anonymous

Saturday 12:30pm: Everything is a Remix? So Steal Like an Artist #sxsw #REMIX

Saturday 12:30pm : Is Social Media a Human Right? #sxsw #MediaRight

Saturday 1pm:  A Creator’s Guide to Transmedia Storytelling #sxsw #acg2ts

Saturday 3:30: Tweeting Osama’s Death: From Citizen to Journalist #sxsw #OBLtweet

Saturday 5pm: Let’s Talk Video for Social Change #sxsw #VidChange

Saturday 5pm: Lights, Camera, Social Action!  #sxsw #GetAction

Saturday 5pm: Games 4 Change: Great Power, Great Responsibility #sxsw #g4c

Sunday, Mar. 11th, 9:30: Storytelling Beyond Words #sxsw #stories

Sunday 9:30: Multi-Platform Storytelling: Frontline War Stories #sxsw #frontline

Sunday 11am:  Internet Power: After Cyber-Optimism and Pessimism #sxsw #NetPower

Sunday 11am:  Pocket Film Studio: The iPhone Revolution #sxsw #iphonefilm

Sunday 12:30pm:  No Brochures: Digital Storytelling for Nonprofits #sxsw #NoBrochure

Sunday 3:30pm:  Still Invisible? Waging Stories With Social Media #sxsw #StoryPower

Sunday 5pm: Occupying Media: 24 Hour Protest People #sxsw #OccuMedia

Monday, Mar. 12th, 9:30am: Your Iphone is Political: Mobile Democracy #sxsw #openmobile

Monday 9:30: How Not to Die: Using Tech in a Dictatorship #sxsw #dictator

Monday 9:30: 101 Social Media Tactics for Non-Profits #sxsw #101SMT

Monday 11am: Liberation Tech: How Geeks Overthrow Governments #sxsw #LiberTech

Monday 12: Next Stage: Cinematic Storytelling and Journalism

Monday 12:30: An Unusual Arsenal: Tech Tools to Topple a Tyrant #sxsw #overthrow

Tuesday 12:30: Mobile Privacy: Developer Kits and Tips #sxsw #privacy2go

Are we missing anything great? Let us know via the comments or tweet it to us at @WitnessSxSw.

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