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 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 […]
August 3, 2020
Want to Record The Cops? Know Your Rights
While not any sort of panacea for police violence, videos of police officers in the US killing unarmed Black men like George Floyd, Oscar Grant and Eric Garner have undeniably been an essential part of the conversation around racist, brutal policing in the United States. Police violence is a much longer lasting pandemic than COVID-19, […]
June 18, 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
In Africa, Fear of State Violence Informs Deepfake Threat
Our deepfakes preparedness workshop in South Africa revealed that perceived threats from synthetic media vary greatly by region, especially where repressive government is a factor.
December 9, 2019
Cyber-Violence against the Marginalised in Sri Lanka
Digital community spaces serve as important tools for Sri Lankan women and the LBT community. A recent research study conducted by Groundviews reveal that deep-rooted misogynistic attitudes driven by hate and fear drive cyber-violence against the marginalised.
September 6, 2019
Combating Gender-Based Tech Violence: Groundviews, Sri Lanka
Part 1 of 2 Exactly a year ago, on 5th March 2018, we watched as flames engulfed Digana, in the heart of Kandy. We saw quiet, multi-ethnic suburban localities swept up by a wave of anti-Muslim wrath. On 6th March 2018, the Sri Lankan government responded by blocking access to Facebook, Whatsapp and Viber, on […]
March 8, 2019
Harm Reduction for WhatsApp
Thanks to WITNESS’ Mozilla Fellow Gabriela Ivens for contributing the section on cloud backups and to all WITNESS partners and human rights defenders who have shared experiences of using WhatsApp that informed this article As we noted in our other WhatsApp focused blog post today, “Whats Up, WhatsApp?”, activists and journalists all over the world […]
November 13, 2018
Last Month in Video: Cameras got smarter. Will we?
From Florida teens using video as a powerful advocacy tool, to Pakistan's High Court ruling on network shutdowns, to the supercharged technology behind "smart" cameras and facial recognition: this is Last Month in Video, February 2018 edition.
March 6, 2018
The Hunt for Digital Evidence of the Rohingya Genocide
In documenting historical records of destruction or grievous danger to a peoples over time, digital trails are a human rights crusader’s best–sometimes most accurate–source of evidence. And yet at the same time, such data can fall into the wrong hands, putting the lives of the persecuted, and those fighting for their rights, at grave risk. […]
November 29, 2017
#EyesOnICE: Legal Issues and Security when filming Immigration Officials
Resources and responses to questions around filming Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) safely, ethically, and effectively.
July 3, 2017
Watching Protests in Western Sahara
Online videos document protest tactics by Sahrawi activists and repression by Moroccan authorities.
March 23, 2016
How to Use YouTube’s New Blurring Feature to Protect Identities
YouTube's blurring function allows users to blur select items such as faces or identifying information. In this post we will show you how to use the tool.
February 25, 2016
Why YouTube’s Blurring Tool Matters and Why Other Platforms Should Have One Too
We discuss why visual anonymity is important for protecting activists using video for change & look at YouTube's newly improved blurring functionality.
February 25, 2016
Ethical Wednesdays: Graphic Footage
When footage contains distressing and traumatic imagery, how can you share it with your audience effectively, responsibly, and ethically?
January 20, 2016