• An Interview with Pamela Yates About the Impact of “Granito” Part of a series featuring the 2014 BritDoc Impact Award winners, we interview Pamela Yates about Granito which investigates how archival footage was used as evidence to bring an indictment against a former Guatemalan dictator. Sarah Stein Kerr December 4, 2014
  • Community Reporters Document Deadly Raid on Indigenous Villages in Guatemala Reports by imperiled community journalists in Guatemala paint a picture of horror when police forces descend upon communities battling a hydroelectric dam. WITNESS September 24, 2014
  • Using a Film to Nail a Dictator Efrain Ríos Montt is going to trial. The brutal Guatemalan dictator is the first head of state to be prosecuted for genocide in genuine proceedings in his own country. And my video evidence helped send him there. By Guest Blogger Pamela Yates WITNESS January 31, 2013
  • Human Rights Archives: Report from SAA, Part 1 Last week, I attended the annual conference of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) in Washington, DC. There were a number of sessions relevant to human rights archives and archivists this year, most notably the inaugural meeting of the new Human Rights Archives Roundtable, and the panel it organized with the Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Heritage Archives Roundtable, entitled "Silence No More! Archives Threatened by Political Instability." Yvonne Ng August 19, 2010
  • The past is not past On March 26, a day after Guatemala’s Human Rights Ombudsman Sergio Morales released the first report on the contents of the National Police Archives, his wife was abducted and tortured. If anyone doubts the relevance of records and archives to the present, not only in redressing the past but as factors in ongoing terror and […] WITNESS April 7, 2009
  • Archives lead to arrests in Guatemalan disappearance case In a stunning development springing from the discovery of the Guatemalan Secret Police Archives, The National Security Archive the National Security Archive has posted declassified U.S. documents in a 25-year old disappearance case. Edgar Fernando García, a student leader and trade union activist, was captured by Guatemalan security forces in 1984 during the height of the state-sponsored terrorism of the Guatemalan civil war. The documents show that García’s capture was an organized political abduction orchestrated at the highest levels of the Guatemalan government. WITNESS March 19, 2009
  • Digitization of Guatemala Police Archives Here is an update on one of the hopeful developments in Guatemala in years: the recovery of the secret archives of the Guatemalan National Police. Discovered by accident in 2005, the paper, audio and video documents may help shed light on thousands of murders and other crimes perpetrated during the civil war. Dating back to […] WITNESS August 29, 2007