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  • Yvette Alberdingk Thijm Profiled in Philanthropy New York

    May 28, 2013 - Philanthropy New York

    WITNESS' Executive Director, Yvette Alberdingk Thijm, participated in a discussion of how "how TED is using media to tell stories, ignite imaginations and spark social change." Here's what she and her co-panelists had to say. 

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  • Hans Thoolen Helps Celebrate the Human Rights Channel's 1st Birthday

    May 27, 2013 - On Human Rights Defenders
  • WITNESS trainers at RFK Activist Training Center

    May 23, 2013 - The Florentine

    The RFK International House of Human Rights will feature courses by top-tier global human rights organizations, including Tactical Tech, Global Voices, WITNESS, EFF, and Human Rights Watch.

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  • WITNESS Plans Prominent Digital Trainings

    May 22, 2013 - BBC

    The RFK International House for Human Rights will focus on digital and mobile technology, featuring trainings by WITNESS.

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  • Archivist Yvonne Ng Profiled

    WITNESS' archivist, Yvonne Ng, was profiled in a major archival publication.

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  • Chris Michael Interviewed about Measuring Video Impact

    May 20, 2013 - IPS

    "Integrating video effectively into a human rights campaign is a complex process, so it can’t be boiled down to any single variable. However, when personal stories are a driving force behind a campaign for change...you have a powerful recipe for change."

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  • Garifuna Music and Videos Expand Culture's World Reach

    May 16, 2013 - Honduras Weekly

    A recently released movie, "Garifuna in Peril", brought focus back onto WITNESS' film, Lucha Garifuna (The Garifuna struggle).

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  • 'Lucha Garifuna', WITNESS film, Rises to Prominence Again

    May 16, 2013 - Honduras Weekly

    'Garifuna in Peril,' the first Garifuna produced movie for the commercial market, follows in the tradition of other films, like WITNESS' 'Lucha Garifuna.' 

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  • WITNESS Video Leads to Fracking Debate

    May 13, 2013 - Huffington Post

    After a school teacher saw WITNESS' video about Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, she invited him to present to her classroom. His presentation on fracking was well-received by students, but created an uproar among some parents. 

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  • Use Your Smartphone to Help Society

    May 10, 2013 - Tech Page One

    Tech Page One profiles WITNESS, focuses on our citizen video work. 

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2004 - 2008 Social Capitalist Award

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

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...

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...

2007 American Express Building Leadership Award

 
The American Express Building Leadership Award seeks non-profit organizations that place emphasis on...

2007 One World Media Award

 
The One World Broadcasting Trust recognized WITNESS with a New Media award for its work in launching...

2006 Webby Award Official Honoree

 
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2005 Schwab Social Entrepreneur

 
The Schwab Foundation searches for leading social entrepreneurs around the world. In 2005, Schwab named...

2004 - 2008 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship

 
The Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship supported WITNESS’s work in documenting human rights...

2003 Tech Museum Equality Award

 
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2011 SIPA Global Leadership Award

 
SIPA’s Global Leadership Award recognizes WITNESS for its work of empowering citizens to...

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