Video As Evidence in the Middle East & North Africa
WITNESS and PILnet answer questions on the past and future of video as evidence, and how their collaboration on the Video As Evidence in the Middle East & North Africa report came about.
February 22, 2018
Last Month In Video: 2017, a year of extremes
Video had a big role to play in 2017. From YouTube takedowns to fake news, police bodycams to a historic ICC arrest warrant, here's our last year in video review.
January 25, 2018
Last Month in Video: September 2017
From Rio to Cairo's Mashrou' Leila concert and a Utah nurse's refusal to an unconstitutional blood draw, we review September 2017 in human rights video.
October 10, 2017
National Day of Action for Trans Women of Color
We are committed to exposing the impact and imminent dangers posed to transgender and gender nonconforming communities by prevailing cultural biases, institutional discrimination, religious bigotry, and, especially, the Trump administration’s hateful rhetoric and policies.
March 15, 2017
Watching Western Sahara: Six Months of Eyewitness Videos
A look at human rights in Western Sahara through six months of footage from the ground.
July 28, 2016
Tools & Strategies to Verify Online Videos from Western Sahara
When online videos do not contain enough information to corroborate where and when they were recorded and or help viewers understand what they show, online tools and practices can help viewers learn more about what they are watching.
July 20, 2016
Facing an Epidemic: An Interview with ‘Zika, the film’ Director Debora Diniz
WITNESS interviews documentarian, Debora Diniz, whose recent film Zika provides an intimate portrayal of women affected by the virus in Brazil.
July 13, 2016
An International Collaboration Brings Western Sahara into Focus
Watching Western Sahara is a collaborative video curation platform created to curate and contextualize eyewitness footage of human rights in the occupied territory of Western Sahara. WITNESS’s Madeleine Bair and FiSahara’s María Carrión explain how and why the collaboration came to be.
July 5, 2016
Curating Eyewitness Videos for Data on Transphobic Violence
What do online videos, their views, and comments, tell us about the climate of hate and violence against transgender and gender nonconforming people?
June 3, 2016
Guest Blog: Meet Two Sahrawi Media Activists
A dispatch from the Sahrawi refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria, where media activists traveled to train on human rights documentation.
April 29, 2016
Activist Brahim Saika Dies in Detention & Sahrawis Take to the Streets
The death of a Sahrawi activist fuels protests in Western Sahara and southern Morocco, and renews attention to the treatment of Sahrawi political prisoners.
April 20, 2016
Launching Watching Western Sahara
A new project aims to bridge the gap between footage of abuse taken by at-risk activists and the international audiences who can use it.
April 18, 2016
Watching Protests in Western Sahara
Online videos document protest tactics by Sahrawi activists and repression by Moroccan authorities.
March 23, 2016
Curating Online Videos to Monitor Human Rights in Western Sahara
As UN diplomats relaunch talks between Western Sahara and Morocco, a new WITNESS Media Lab project will curate footage from the disputed territory.
March 11, 2016
Ethical Wednesdays: Additional Resources on Ethics and Eyewitness Footage
We wrap our blog series on the ethics of using eyewitness footage with a list of recommended resources from a diverse range of disciplines.
January 27, 2016