Cameras Everywhere Press

  • The App that Authenticates SmartPhone Photos (FR)

    Source: Radio France Interationale | February 11, 2013

    Radio France Internationale reported on InformaCam in their radio broadcast, as well as their print website. 

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  • Sam Gregory on WAMU's 'Kojo Nnamdi Show' Radio Panel

    Source: WAMU Kojo Nnamdi Show | February 5, 2013

    Sam Gregory was a featured panelist on the radio show, discussing "the different ways innovators use crowdsourcing today while asking what obstacles still could be limiting its potential." 

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  • Human Rights group wants to put an end to fake mobile images and videos

    Source: The Daily Dot | February 1, 2013

    "But now one group is trying to bring a little more transparency to the process with a new app and metadata standard that promises auto-verification of a photo's legitimacy." This article about InformaCam interview Bryan Nunez about WITNESS's innovative app. 

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  • For Activists—and Manti Te'o—New Protection Against Internet Fakes

    Source: Bloomberg Businessweek | January 29, 2013

    Bloomberg Businessweek explains the advantages of InformaCam for diverse populations--including citizen journalists and football players with fictional girlfriends. 

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  • Citizen Video: A Primer for Reporters

    Source: Knight Digital Media Center | January 23, 2013

    Madeleine Bair, curator of WITNESS's Human Rights Channel, outlined what journalists need to know about citizen video in the first half of a blog series for the Knight Digital Media Center. Her knowledge will also be integrated into a KDMC training for journalists. 

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  • Harvard's Nieman Lab Profiles WITNESS's InformaCam

    Source: Nieman Journalism Lab | January 22, 2013

    Harvard's Nieman Journalism Lab profiled the InformaCam app, focusing on its ability to validate videos for journalistic use, and to avoid cases where fake videos catch the world's attention and are later discredited. The article also notes that InformaCam recently won the prestigous Knight News Challenge. 

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  • A Journalist’s Best Friend? New App To Verify Authenticity Of Photos, Videos And Audio In Development

    Source: Mediaite | January 22, 2013

    Mediaite profiled WITNESS's work on InformaCam, noting that WITNESS "encourages citizens to document human rights abuses around the world [and] is developing an app which will not only make it easier for them to do so, but may also save a lot of journalists a lot of headache." 

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  • A New Class of Knight News Challenge Winners Focuses on Mobile in the Developing World

    Source: Nieman Lab | January 17, 2013

    WITNESS is showcased along other 2013 winners of the Knight News Challenge. The article points out that Knight seems to be moving away from focusing on innovation in in traditional Western media and toward the developing world. 

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  • Knight News Challenge Funds Videography App with Built-in Verification Data

    Source: Poynter | January 17, 2013

    The author quotes Knight Foundation Director of Journalism and Media Innovation John Bracken as saying, “Clearly the spread of citizen-generated, amateur-driven content is here to stay. But we still have not developed the mechanisms and tools for understanding that content, verifying that content, feeling comfortable about using that content." 

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  • The Reverse McAfee: Why Witness won $320k from the Knight Foundation

    Source: Pando Daily | January 17, 2013

    "When oppressive forces are only too willing to manipulate digital data and photographs for their own nefarious ends, the value of verification becomes ever more crucial." Daily Pando interviews Bryan Nunez on InformaCam, and how it could help citizen journalists and mainstream journalists. 

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Cameras Everywhere Report 2011

WITNESS’ Cameras Everywhere aims to ensure that the thousands of people using video for human rights can do so as effectively, safely and ethically as possible.

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December 3, 2013 - By Sarah Kerr
What if our devices could capture and store more information in our media? What if we could help media makers make their material trustworthy? WITNESS is excited to announce that we are very close to...

The App that Authenticates SmartPhone Photos (FR)

Source: Radio France Interationale | February 11, 2013

Radio France Internationale reported on InformaCam in their radio broadcast, as well as their print website. 

More »

Sam Gregory on WAMU's 'Kojo Nnamdi Show' Radio Panel

Source: WAMU Kojo Nnamdi Show | February 5, 2013

Sam Gregory was a featured panelist on the radio show, discussing "the different ways innovators use crowdsourcing today while asking what obstacles still could be limiting its potential." 

More »

Human Rights group wants to put an end to fake mobile images and videos

Source: The Daily Dot | February 1, 2013

"But now one group is trying to bring a little more transparency to the process with a new app and metadata standard that promises auto-verification of a photo's legitimacy." This article about InformaCam interview Bryan Nunez about WITNESS's innovative app. 

More »