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.
Ethical Wednesdays: When Eyewitness Footage Cannot be Verified
One of the greatest risks of using eyewitness videos in reporting is not understanding the full story behind the footage. Is it authentic? Has it been manipulated or misinterpreted? What happened before and after? In many cases, we lack complete information about the video’s content and context. How can we balance competing needs to verify footage and expose potential abuse?
Ethical Wednesdays: Who’s Behind That Footage? Credit, Transparency, and Eyewitness Videos
Eyewitnesses who film or circulate human rights videos may have a personal, professional, or political motivation. The latest in our series on the ethics of using eyewitness videos explores the reasons and methods of crediting the people behind the footage.
Ethical Wednesdays: When Media is Created by the Perpetrators of the Abuse
Is there an ethical way to use footage documenting abuse when it is filmed by perpetrators themselves?