• 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 Artikel ini adalah bagian dari Seri Pendokumentasian Selama Pemadaman Internet Oleh Yvonne Ng Dengan kontribusi dari Arul Prakkash Also available in Arabic, Spanish and English. Terakhir diulas: 31 Januari 2020 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 […] 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 Also available in Arabic, Spanish and English. 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, […] 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 Also available in Arabic, Spanish and English. 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, […] Yvonne Ng December 22, 2020
  • Haruskah Saya Menggunakan Aplikasi Dokumentasi Ini? Also available in Arabic, Spanish and English. 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 […] Yvonne Ng December 22, 2020
  • Menyiapkan Ponsel untuk Dokumentasi Luring Also available in Arabic, Spanish and English. Oleh Yvonne Ng Dengan kontribusi dari Arul Prakkash Artikel ini adalah bagian dari Seri Pendokumentasian Selama Pemadaman Internet Terakhir diulas: 31 Januari 2020 Embed from Getty Images Meskipun terjadi pemadaman internet, para dokumenter masih bisa mengambil bukti video penting yang dapat dibagikan secara luring (offline) atau saat mereka bisa kembali […] Yvonne Ng December 22, 2020
  • 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 […] Yvonne Ng December 22, 2020
  • Honoring the 75th Anniversary of Nuremberg On November 29, 1945, only a week into the trial, the . . . prosecution introduced an hour-long film titled ‘The Nazi Concentration Camps.’ When the lights came up in the Palace of Justice all assembled sat in silence. The human impact of this visual evidence was a turning point in the Nuremberg Trial. It […] Kelly Matheson December 21, 2020
  • How Can U.S. Activists Confront Deepfakes and Disinformation? –December 2020 In the US, the 2020 presidential campaign has been called the “misinformation election.” But however significant the results may be, the problem of misinformation is much larger and more persistent than a single event. Recently WITNESS hosted a workshop on deepfakes and visual misinformation for activists and researchers based in the US, where […] Corin Faife December 3, 2020
  • Archivists’ Victory over Overbroad Copyright Claim A joint statement from Human Rights Watch, Mnemonic, and WITNESS, with lead authoring by Deborah Brown, Senior Researcher and Advocate on Digital Rights, and Gabriela Ivens, Head of Open Source Research, at Human Rights Watch.  November 25, 2020 A decision by GitHub, a leading software development platform, to reinstate a popular free software tool for downloading videos, […] WITNESS November 25, 2020
  • Tweet Chat: Archiving For Human Rights For Archives Month 2020, WITNESS Africa hosted a Twitter chat on archiving for the promotion and protection of human rights. In the chat, pertinent questions regarding the importance, practicalities and challenges to human rights archiving were put to Ayanda K of VIDERE and Yvonne Ng of WITNESS. Here is a recap of the chat on […] Isabel Pinheiro November 3, 2020
  • YOUTH V GOV: A Beacon of Hope YOUTH v GOV, a transformative film directed by former WITNESS partner Christi Cooper about the unparalleled work of another former partner, Our Children’s Trust, premieres at the prestigious DOC NYC Film Festival from November 11-19, 2020. Tickets can be purchased here. The next chance to watch this must-see film won’t be until 2021 so don’t […] Kelly Matheson October 23, 2020
  • The Adobe Content Authenticity Initiative approach to authenticity infrastructure against media manipulation Launch of the Content Authenticity Initiative White Paper Today the Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI) spearheaded by Adobe, Twitter and the New York Times publishes its White Paper. WITNESS is a co-author on the paper and has been part of the Working Group developing the standards alongside other groups including TruePic, Microsoft, the BBC, CBC and […] Sam Gregory August 3, 2020