Cara Pendokumentasian Selama Pemadaman Internet
Also available in Burmese (pdf), Arabic, Spanish and English. Oleh Yvonne Ng Dengan kontribusi dari Arul Prakkash Terakhir diulas: 31 Januari 2020 Pada bulan Juni 2019, saat pelanggaran HAM dan krisis kemanusiaan terus berlangsung di Myanmar, Menteri Perhubungan dan Komunikasi negara tersebut memerintahkan perusahaan telekomunikasi untuk memadamkan layanan internet seluler di wilayah Rakhine dan tetangganya Chin. Pemerintah Myanmar mengklaim […]
December 22, 2020
The Right to Record for human rights during COVID-19
When WITNESS says the Right to Record, we are referring to the ability to pick up a camera or cell phone and film the police or military without retaliation. We are also talking about the initiative, commitment, attitude, and courage that it takes to exercise that right, and the organizing communities do to make this […]
April 23, 2020
How to Burn Subtitles into Your YouTube Videos
What Does “Burning In” Subtitles Mean? There are basically two ways to display subtitles in your videos. One method is to use a separate text file (e.g. a SRT file) that “plays” along with your video. This “soft subtitle” method is what allows users to turn subtitles on/off, or choose from multiple subtitles for the […]
July 25, 2019
World Refugee Day 2019
June 20th marks World Refugee Day. But the work of protecting the rights of refugees happens every day of the year. At WITNESS, we help refugees document their stories—specifically human rights violations, through creating and archiving important media that can be used to bring awareness to their experiences and help advocate for change. Here are […]
June 19, 2019
Collaborating with Filmmakers for Human Rights
We have been working with filmmakers, editors, and activists for over 25 years. Here are some helpful guidelines for you when filming a video advocacy project for human rights.
May 29, 2019
Call-outs in live streamings
Mobil-Eyes Us is a project of WITNESS and the WITNESS Media Lab to explore potential new approaches to livestream storytelling for action. We look at technologies, tactics and storytelling strategies to use live video to connect viewers to frontline experiences of human rights issues they care about, so they become ‘distant witnesses’ who will take […]
February 22, 2019
How to Back Up WhatsApp
By Yvonne Ng and Gabi Ivens Published on: 25 January 2019 The messaging platform WhatsApp has 1.5 billion users worldwide and is increasingly being used as a tool to organize, mobilize, as well as to share important human rights content. This tutorial, put together by WITNESS, helps you decide whether you should use WhatsApp’s built-in […]
January 25, 2019
How to export content from WhatsApp
By Yvonne Ng and Gabi Ivens Published on: 18 December 2018 The messaging platform WhatsApp has 1.5 billion users worldwide and is increasingly being used as a tool to organize, mobilize, as well as to share important human rights content. This tutorial, put together by WITNESS, walks you through how to download and export your […]
December 18, 2018
Protect human rights defenders’ identities with the updated YouTube blurring feature
YouTube has released an updated blur feature—in under 4 minutes, you can learn how to use this tool as part of the steps you take to protect identity.
October 31, 2017
Mapping the Dead in Ethiopia
Mapping the Dead is a public database tracking Oromo people killed in Ethiopia by security forces. This is the second post in our Curate for Justice series.
October 30, 2017
Expose human rights abuses, not the people who survive them
You’d probably never heard of him last week, but his face has gone viral this week. Dr. David Dao, the man who was dragged off of United Airlines flight #3411 on Sunday, was trying to get home to see patients. Instead, he ended up getting violently dragged off of a flight—to provide space for United crewmembers.1 […]
April 12, 2017
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
Four Ways to Save Live Video Broadcasts
You shouldn't necessarily rely on the platforms and apps you are using to live stream to save your content, whether you're broadcasting from Facebook or Periscope. We share tips for alternative saving methods.
July 11, 2016
How to Film the Police in the U.S.
A new tipsheet prepares you to act as an eyewitness to police violence. Good witnessing can de-escalate a situation, help someone confronted by police, and provide valuable documentation for advocacy and justice.
June 24, 2016
#6D – Documenting Elections in Venezuela
Venezuela will hold its parliamentary elections on December 6th and there is a high possibility of violence in and around the polling areas. Here are some basic tips for capturing and sharing footage of violations.
December 4, 2015