- Coronavirus and human rights: Preparing WITNESS’s response UPDATE: Our COVID-19 landing page is here (and Portuguese, Spanish) COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is creating rapid and dangerous human rights implications globally, directly impacting people’s lives, livelihoods, security, health, ability to work and freedom of movement and assembly, as well as leading to implications for digital rights and increasing online surveillance. The immediate implications of coronavirus – […]
- WITNESS Ally Livestreams His Own Detention – What The Video Teaches Us |Leia em português aqui| Last night one of WITNESS’ longstanding allies, Raull Santiago, was detained along with two friends as he livestreamed an abusive encounter with Riot Police officers wielding assault rifles on a dark highway overpass in Rio. The officers lived up to their reputation and behaved exactly like you’d expect one of the […]
- Rio goes live Image: Brazilian politicians livestreaming while campaigning and breaking a Marielle Franco sign. Current Rio governor on the right and a now-elected deputy breaking the sign. By Adriano Belisário As mobile phone access and Internet bandwidth increased in this decade, video streamings became an important part in the political dispute: such as in the beginning with […]
- Filming Protests: Charlottesville and Beyond White supremacists have been energized by the events in Charlottesville and will most likely be organizing more public events over the coming weeks. Check out these tips if you are planning to attend and document rallies, counter-protests or other similar events.
- Live video, curation, and action at #Rio2016 Olympics With our allies in Rio de Jainero, we're conducting pilot projects using live video, curation and action to highlight human rights violations that took place in the lead-up to and during the Olympic Games.
- Immersive Witnessing: From Empathy and Outrage to Action There are challenges and opportunities in virtual reality, live and immersive media for social good. New WITNESS projects aim to channel this empathy into meaningful action.
- See, Hear… Act?: Co-Present Storytelling and Action How can emerging tech tools like live-streaming or task routing apps be used to connect communities of support with activists on the ground in real time?
- Video, tech and Internet for social good: Panels to pick at SXSW 2016 WITNESS' top picks for SXSW 2016 panels.
- WITNESS Tech Digest: Video From Your Phone, Live and Direct We look at a myriad of new live streaming apps for your smart phone and address their potential uses for human rights advocacy and documentation.
- How Can Hyperlapse Videography Be Used for Human Rights? Hyperlapse is a videography approach that combines timelapse with motion, often with a first-person perspective. How could it be used for human rights?
- Activists’ Videos Capture Violence Erupting on Streets of Egypt The streets of Cairo reverberate to the sound of tens of thousands of voices chanting in unison “the people demand the toppling of the Field Marshal!” Demonstrators reoccupy Tahrir Square and organize a peaceful protest to express their dissatisfaction towards the Egyptian military.