- How 21 Young People Keep Winning Against the US Gov for Climate Change In 2010, we began working with Our Children’s Trust and iMatter supported by climate scientists, constitutional law professors and faith-based communities to bring attention to a new movement of young people calling on state and federal governments to protect the atmosphere for future generations.
- Film the Police? Not in Spain. Spain's Ley Mordaza - or "Gag Law" went into effect July 1st 2015 severely limiting the rights of citizens to openly protest and to film police officers.
- Video as Evidence: Creating a Plan to Collect Video Evidence In the newest section of the Video as Evidence Field Guide we cover how to create a Collection Plan to ensure the video footage you collect supports justice and accountability instead of being irrelevant or duplicative.
- Video as Evidence Case Study: Filming Long After A Crime in Croatia We look at a case study where video was used in criminal proceedings against a Serbo-Croatian politician at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).
- Video as Evidence: Adding Detailed Information to Your Video Adding information about who, what, when, where to your video makes it easier to verify the content, therefore giving it a better chance to secure justice for human rights abuse.
- Video as Evidence: Turning Citizen Video into Justice Citizen video rarely meets the high bar set for video as evidence. A new guide from WITNESS aims to help.
- Human Rights Video and the Open Internet – September 2014 Tech News Digest This post is the beginning of a monthly series on technology and human rights in the news, written by our technology advocacy team. This month, we look at net neutrality and the work of the Global Net Neutrality Coalition.
- Lessons from RightsCon: Human Rights and Technology Leading human rights experts, investors, corporate leaders, engineers, activists, and government representatives came together to tackle some of the toughest human rights challenges in tech today.
- How An Eyewitness Mode Helps Activists (and Others) Be Trusted Individuals and social networks can both benefit from functionality that would allow video uploaders to add metadata, enhancing the trustworthiness of their media.
- After Abuses, Liberians Demand Action from U.S. Government A new video and report by the Accountability Counsel were recently submitted as part of a formal complaint filed by hundreds of Liberians demanding accountability for a U.S. federal agency's funding of a biomass project that caused serious human rights, labor and environmental abuses, including sexual abuse by company employees of local women.
- WITNESS Endorses International Principles on Human Rights & Surveillance We join 150+ organizations from 40+ countries supporting these 13 principles that explain how international human rights law applies to the current digital environment.
- How To Make a Trustworthy Video Video activists risk everything to film human rights violations. But unverified footage can't stand in newsrooms or courtrooms, so their efforts may be in vain. How can activists prevent that? Archivist Yvonne Ng explains a few simple steps they can take.
- Watching, Documenting, or Participating: A Documentarian’s Ethical Dilemmas When is it okay to watch? When is it okay to shout with the crowd? Filmmaker Chris Kelly explains his bright line between observing and participating. Do you agree? Please share your thoughts in the comments.
- Ethical Storysharing: My Words, Not My Story If your story isn't yours, what is? Ethical storysharing advocate Aspen Baker tells how her personal abortion story was used to fit someone else's narrative. What are our obligations as advocates, as filmmakers, as editors -- as storysharers?
- 16 Days Series: Revealing Rape – How to Illustrate a Crime Women describe their rapes from behind black face scarves in videos on our site that documents sexualized violence in Syria. We have no photos of women whose faces aren’t covered. We have few photos of survivors of rape even with their faces covered. Sometimes these women hide themselves for religious reasons or for safety—for fear of retribution for speaking out—but oftentimes they cover themselves out of mortification. Rape has taken their cultural purity.