Community activists targeted as police killings escalate in Rio’s favelas
Local activists and residents targeted by the military police for filming violence in Rio favela.
February 6, 2017
Using Video to Document “Gasolinazo” Protests in Mexico
Activists are documenting protests and direct actions to send a message to the administration that they do not accept "Gasolinazo", a massive increase in the cost of gasoline and consumer goods.
February 2, 2017
Getting Started with Digital Security
Digital security can seem overwhelming, but there are many online resources to guide you through everything from risk assessments to file encryption. Here's a selection of some basic tips and tools to get you started.
November 15, 2016
A Quick Guide to Safely Filming Protests in Africa
Over the last few years, we’ve seen a major increase in violent protests in various countries around the world, not least in African countries pushing back against electoral malpractice. From Gabon and the Democratic Republic of Congo, to Kenya and Uganda – resistance to political protest is contributing to violence against civilians. To help grassroots […]
September 30, 2016
Tips for Filming Protests and the Police at the 2016 US Political Conventions
Planning to film demonstrations at the Republican National Convention or the Democratic National convention? We've compiled tips for what to do before, during, and after you film.
July 14, 2016
Analysis of Eyewitness Video Data Shows Climate of Hatred Toward Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People
The WITNESS Media Lab shares initial findings from a new project focused on curating and analyzing data from videos of violent acts against transgender and gender nonconforming people that have been captured and shared for entertainment.
June 28, 2016
New Interactive Documentary, “The Deeper They Bury Me” Explores the Human Impact of Solitary Confinement
Activist and prisoner Herman Wallace spent 41 years in solitary confinement. Now a new doc takes viewers on an interactive journey into Wallace's world.
December 18, 2015
Documenting Violations in Burkina Faso During the 2015 Coup
Following the September coup in Burkina Faso, WITNESS worked with Burkinabe movements to distribute resources on documenting human rights violations.
October 30, 2015
Independent Media: Maintaining the Pressure for Justice in Ayotzinapa
Sept. 26th marks the 1 year anniversary of the disappearance of 43 Mexican student teachers. We look at the role video has played in demanding justice.
September 25, 2015
The (Unexpected) Emotional Impact of Archiving
Should more be done to prepare archivists for the unexpected emotional impact of working with human rights media?
August 6, 2015
WITNESS Talks to Patrick Otim of the Refugee Law Project about Video Archiving
The Refugee Law Project (RLP) is a human rights organization in Uganda that recently undertook a video archiving project with the help of the Activist’s Guide to Archiving Video. Patrick Otim talks to WITNESS about RLP's experience with archiving, the difficulties RLP faced, and why it is such an important project.
July 14, 2015
The International Criminal Court’s Quest for Scientific Evidence
By focusing on collecting scientific evidence, including better video evidence, the ICC hopes to build stronger cases.
April 20, 2015
Ella Baker Center Continues the Fight for “Books Not Bars”
WITNESS caught up with our friends at the Ella Baker Center for an update on the 2001 campaign "Books Not Bars", a youth-led movement that targeted the juvenile prison system in the California and pushed to end to the prison industrial complex in the U.S.
April 9, 2015
El barrio de la Cascada dice no a los desalojos
La Cascada es un barrios donde actualmente los habitantes se encuentran resistiendo a los desalojos y exigiendo la intervención del gobierno para solucionar de forma integral el problema de deterioro de las viviendas.
March 25, 2015
Yemeni Blogger Reflects on Experience at Video for Change Workshop
Rooj Alwazir, a participant at WITNESS' recent video for change convening in Istanbul, shares experiences from the gathering of 20 filmmakers, educators and human rights defenders.
March 9, 2015