• 2012 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards

    WITNESS was named one of the recipients of the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards for its use of video to amplify grassroots voices through stories and transform them into powerful agents of change.

  • 2011 Banff World Media Award for Excellence for Socially-Responsible Media

    WITNESS attended the 2011 Rockies Gala to receive the first-ever Award of Excellence for Socially-Responsible Media at the Banff World Media Festival.

  • 2011 SIPA Global Leadership Award

    SIPA’s Global Leadership Award recognizes WITNESS for its work of empowering citizens to publicize and end human rights abuses through video.


  • 2004 - 2008 Social Capitalist Award

    Fast Company named WITNESS one of 45 recipients of a Social Capitalist Award for five straight years.

  • 2004 - 2008 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship

    The Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship supported WITNESS’s work in documenting human rights abuses on an international scale.

  • 2007 New York Times Company Nonprofit Excellence Award

    The New York Times recognized WITNESS with its Excellence in Communication Award for its use of open source technology, transparent communication among partners and its Performance Dashboard, which uses metrics to measure the organization’s results and features reviews of its key activities.
    New York Times Company Nonprofit Excellence Awards

  • 2007 National Academy of TV Arts and Sciences Humanitarian Award

    The National Television Academy awarded its first-ever Humanitarian Award to WITNESS for its use of video and online technologies to document and expose human-rights violations around the world. The award honors television professionals and non-profit organizations for programming that advances the common good.
    The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Humanitarian Award

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