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Jenni Wolfson Presenting at Facing History & OurselvesJune 3, 2013
Madeleine Bair Interview on Free Speech TVApril 6, 2013
April 6th, 2pm EST - Madeleine Bair, curator of the Human Rights Channel on YouTube, will be interviewed about the Channel in conjunction with the National Conference for Media Reform. Tune in!
Bukeni Waruzi & Rose Anderson Presents at Gender-Based Violence TrainingMarch 11, 2013
Bukeni Waruzi, Program Manager at WITNESS, will be presesnting at the "Video Advocacy and Documentation Training on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence." He will be speaking at different workshops throughout the day, including:
- Video advocacy methodology in Witness’ campaign on SGBV
- Documenting SGBV: video case study
The forum will take place from 8:30am - 5pm at the Armenian Convention Center (630 2nd Avenue at 35th Street, NY, NY).
Bukeni Waruzi Teaches Video Workshop for CSW 2013March 5, 2013
"Using Video in Women's Human Rights Advocacy: An Introduction Workshop" is a workshop that will be held parallel to the 2013 Commission on the Status of Women.
The workshop will be held on March 5th, at 10:30am, at the Church Center of the United Nations.
WITNESS Co-organizing UN Panel on Sudanese Women's EmpowermentMarch 4, 2013
"Women’s Empowerment in South Sudan: A look at Gender Responsive Peacekeeping in Practice" is a panel held in association with the 57th Commission on the Status of Women Panel Series on Women, Peace and Security. Dr. Aurelia Frick, Foreign Minister of Liechtenstein, and Hilde F. Johnson, Special Representative of the SG and Head of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan, will speak.
WITNESS is hosting along with the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein, the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination (LISD), the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights and United Nations Peacekeeping.
The panel will be held on March 4th, 2013.
WITNESS and The Guardian Project Present Award-Winning App InformaCamJanuary 18, 2013
WITNESS and The Guardian Project Present Award-Winning App InformaCam
Sam Gregory and Bryan Nunez of WITNESS and Harlo Holmes of The Guardian Project will present today (January 18, 2013) on InformaCam, our mobile app, just named one of eight Knight News Challenge for Mobile winners.
Witnessing Human Rights: Past, Present and FutureDecember 11, 2012
This special evening celebrates twenty years of WITNESS and our mission: See it. Film It. Change it.
A panel of activists, journalists, academics, and citizens will discuss some very crucial questions concerning citizen journalism: With every person now a potential witness, how are human rights abuses being reported and contextualized? Does more content create more and faster change? Our experts will also examine how human rights stories have been covered over the last twenty years and consider how they will evolve in the future. Founded in the wake of the Rodney King beating caught on tape, WITNESS was employing video long before six billion people held video-enabled cellphones in their pockets.
When: Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 6:30 pm ET
Where: The Paley Center for Media, 25 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019
Tim Pool, Journalist
Lauren Wolfe, Director, Women's Media Center's Women Under Siege Project
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, Host/Producer, HuffPost Live
Priscila Neri, Program Manager, WITNESS
Moderator: Sam Gregory, Program Director, WITNESS
This event is free to the public but you must RSVP.
***This event is generously sponsored by The Loreen Arbus Foundation***
TRUST Campaign Film Festivals Dates - NovemberNovember 5, 2012 - November 30, 2012
- Nov. 2: Arts Engine and Reel Lives Screening, NYC, at SVA Soc Doc, 136 W. 21st Street, 1st Floor, New York, NY, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
- Nov. 9: Backcountry Film Festival - TRUST: Colorado and it's won the Best Environmental Film. Fest travels through 2013- details see website.
WITNESS Presents at FotoEvidence Book Award ExhibitionNovember 1, 2012
CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY
On Thursday, November 1st, FotoEvidence and VII Photo Agency will host a video presentation by WITNESS on topics reflected in the work of photographers selected for the Book Award exhibition. Excerpts of videos to be screened will cover migrants' rights at the U.S.-‐ Mexico border, the reintegration of former child soldiers in their communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and women of Northern Uganda advocating for psychosocial and livelihood support from their government.
Join us for a screening of excerpts of these videos and a conversation on how video is being used for human rights change with Jackie Zammuto, program assistant, and Lisa Robison, external relations associate.
What: Video Presentation by WITNESS on topics covered by Book Award finalists
Where: 28 Jay Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn 11201
When: Thursday, November 1st, at 6:30 pm
FotoEvidence is a platform for documentary photographers whose work focuses on social justice and violations of human rights. Their yearly Book Award Exhibit recognizes a photo project documenting evidence of social injustice. This year's award was given to Bhopal Second Disaster, a photography project by Italian photojournalist Alex Masi. The event is being hosted by VII Photo Agency, one of the world's premier photojournalism organizations.
The exhibit can be viewed daily, October 25th to November 4th, from 10am-6pm at VII's gallery at 28 Jay St, Brooklyn.
WITNESS Footage Featured at MoMA Event for World Day for Audiovisual HeritageOctober 27, 2012
In celebration of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, the Museum of Modern Art will be hosting a screening of footage relevant to this year's theme: "Electing Change: Images and Sounds of Political Transition." It's a rare opportunity to see footage from various New York-based archives, including WITNESS's.
What: Screening of footage concerning "Electing Change: Images and Sounds of Political Transition"
Where: Museum of Modern Art, New York City
When: Saturday, October 27, 1pm
In 2005, UNESCO established October 27 as World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. With the 2012 presidential election rapidly approaching, the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program at New York University has assembled a collection of archival audiovisual material from New York City institutions that centers on the belief that every citizen should have a say in his or her own government. The screening will include WITNESS footage, notably excerpts from Russ Dove interview and excerpts from Sierra Leone Election Rally.