• The wrongfulness of Nigeria’s ban on Twitter Published on 11 June 2021 On June 4th when I saw the announcement on Twitter that the Nigerian government was placing a ban on Twitter’s operations in the country due to what they vaguely described as “activities capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence” it was immediately clear that this was Nigeria’s retaliation against Twitter for […] Adebayo Okeowo June 11, 2021
  • WITNESS at RightsCon 2021 Online For the last decade, RightsCon has served as a forum for activists, civil society, and international stakeholders to gather around critical issues, questions, and possibilities that lay at the intersection of technology and human rights.  As a global organization committed to supporting communities to use video and technology for justice, WITNESS aligns with the central […] WITNESS June 2, 2021
  • #FreeThemAll: A Video Case Study for Immigrant Justice Our partners at the Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network recently released two videos that we are proud to have collaborated on. Check out the other video case study here. Check out our collective learnings and more behind-the-scenes information here. The video is a vehicle for people in detention to share their experiences and voice […] Isabel Pinheiro May 25, 2021
  • #NoBorderWall: A Video Advocacy Case Study for Immigrant Justice Our partners at the Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network recently released two videos that we are proud to have collaborated on. Check out the other video case study here. Check out our collective learnings and more behind-the-scenes information here. VISION: #NoBorderWall  The storytelling reflects the values of the RGV-EVN because it is family focused. […] Isabel Pinheiro May 25, 2021
  • Behind The Scenes: Visions for Immigrant Justice Our partners at the Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network recently released two videos that we are proud to have collaborated on. These videos paint a vision for a more just world for the immigrants and southern border communities in the U.S. that RGV Equal Voice represents and supports. This vision is one that prioritizes […] Isabel Pinheiro May 25, 2021
  • Storytelling Strategies for Immigrant Justice in the U.S.   Stories shape the struggle for justice.  Strategic storytelling can be an antidote to the dehumanization of migrants that stems from the racism and xenophobia embedded in U.S. federal policies, violent enforcement practices, and dominant discourses about immigrants. Stories influence our imaginations and our understandings of the past, present, future, and each other. In doing […] Isabel Pinheiro May 11, 2021
  • Weaving Voices, Defending Lives: Strategic Communication for the Defense of Territory in Mexico Este blog también está disponible en español. Mexico is Burning In Mexico, as in many other countries, we have been experiencing a new economic phase of development by dispossession. Large corporations are aggressively focusing on depriving the people of their natural wealth and their right to land. In 2017, 13.5% of Mexico’s national territory was […] Indira Cornelio May 6, 2021
  • Turn to Video, Not Police In Addressing Anti-Asian Violence Bystander and surveillance footage has helped expose the rising (and undercounted) violence against Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the U.S. As we contend with the grief and rage spurred by these horrific incidents, we join those seeking answer to the urgent question:  How do we keep each other safe?   We know that police are […] Isabel Pinheiro March 19, 2021
  • International Women’s Day 2021: Visions of Change How can video and technology fight patriarchy and misogyny?  Today, there are more answers to this question than ever before. Feminists have the ability to adapt the wisdoms of historical political struggles to central organizing tools of our time: camera phones, internet, and social media networks. Feminist stories told through video help nuance understandings of […] Isabel Pinheiro March 8, 2021
  • Downloading Livestreams and Other Videos from Social Media If you’re looking for how to film a livestream yourself, go here. Viewers around the world are witnessing in real-time as hundreds of thousands of people in Myanmar take to the streets to oppose the 2021 military coup. Activists’ and ordinary people’s livestreams on Facebook and other platforms are capturing mass protests, arrests, and violence […] Yvonne Ng March 8, 2021
  • Truth, lies and social media accountability in 2021 In 2021, critical issues at the intersection of social media, accountability, and human rights are finally at the center of global public discussion. It took the attempted insurrection at the US Capitol to lead to social media platforms finally suspending former President Donald Trump’s accounts and forcing a discussion about online content, hate and violence. […] Sam Gregory January 25, 2021
  • Berbagi File dan Komunikasi Selama Internet Shutdown Oleh Yvonne Ng Dengan kontribusi dari Arul Prakkash Terakhir diulas: 31 Januari 2020 Artikel ini adalah bagian dari Seri Pendokumentasian Selama Pemadaman Internet Embed from Getty Images Internet shutdown dan kerusuhan yang sedang berlangsung di Kashmir merupakan internet shutdown terlama yang pernah diberlakukan dalam iklim demokrasi, juga menimbulkan dampak bencana pada kehidupan orang-orang di wilayah tersebut. […] Yvonne Ng December 22, 2020
  • Mencadangkan Media Ponsel Tanpa Internet atau Komputer Oleh Yvonne Ng Dengan kontribusi dari Arul Prakkash Artikel ini adalah bagian dari Seri Pendokumentasian Selama Pemadaman Internet Terakhir diulas: 31 Januari 2020 Cadangan merupakan kunci dalam memastikan data dan dokumentasi kamu tidak terhapus, rusak, atau hilang secara tiba-tiba apabila perangkat kamu hilang. Selama Internet Shutdown atau penurunan kecepatan internet, kamu mungkin tidak dapat secara rutin […] Yvonne Ng December 22, 2020
  • Mempertahankan Media yang dapat diverifikasi selama Internet Shutdown Oleh Yvonne Ng Dengan kontribusi dari Arul Prakkash Artikel ini adalah bagian dari Seri Pendokumentasian Selama Pemadaman Internet Ulasan terakhir: 31 Januari 2020 Pembela HAM, penyidik, peneliti, dan jurnalis biasanya bergantung pada dokumentasi awal dari saksi untuk melakukan pemantauan, pelaporan, dan menganalisis pelanggaran HAM. Guna memastikan mereka tetap menggunakan informasi yang tepat, pengguna-pengguna ini dapat melakukan otentifikasi dan […] Yvonne Ng December 22, 2020
  • Haruskah Saya Menggunakan Aplikasi Dokumentasi Ini? Oleh Yvonne Ng Dengan kontribusi dari Arul Prakkash Artikel ini adalah bagian dari Seri Pendokumentasian Selama Pemadaman Internet.Nantikan bagan perbandingan berbagai aplikasi dokumentasi kami yang akan datang! Ulasan terakhir: 31 Januari 2020 Ada banyak aplikasi yang dapat digunakan oleh para pembuat dokumentasi untuk mengambil video, mulai dari aplikasi kamera bawaan ponsel kamu, hingga aplikasi dokumentasi yang […] Yvonne Ng December 22, 2020