"These filming tips are crucial to our skills as activists. They improve our expertise and our mission to credibly deliver the truth."

Waseem - Video Activist in Syria
WITNESS RESOURCES

TRAINING

We offer a variety of tips and toolkits appropriate for individuals and organizations just starting to use video, as well as experienced video advocacy activists who want to improve their existing skills.

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ARCHIVE GUIDE

Archiving video is an essential but often overlooked component of video advocacy. Learn about best practices for organizing, storing, preserving, and sharing your footage.

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WITNESS on GitHub

WITNESS training materials are available for remix, re-use and localization at GitHub. You’ll find text-only documents, graphics, fonts and InDesign files you can work with.

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CURRICULUM

Access the same materials used at our multi-day training workshops around the world to learn about advocacy strategy and hands-on video production. All materials are available for download and can be customized for your interests and needs.

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VIDEO ACTION PLAN TOOLKIT

The Video Action Plan Toolkit incorporates the best practices and lessons learned by WITNESS and our partners over the past 20 years. The Toolkit will assist you in evaluating whether video is right for your campaign. If so, it will help you to plan and create an effective and powerful advocacy video.

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CAMERAS EVERYWHERE REPORT

WITNESS’ 2011 report makes specific recommendations on how human rights stakeholders can take specific, manageable steps to strengthen the practical and policy environments for human rights video, and other information and communication technologies used for human rights. (PDF)

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VIDEO FOR CHANGE NETWORK

The Video for Change Network is made up of organizations from around the world that are using video in their advocacy efforts. The v4c.org site includes guides, resources, and case studies.

MEDIA ARCHIVE

Our collection of more than 4,000 hours of video from human rights defenders and NGOs. Footage includes witness and victim testimonies, abuses caught on tape, interviews with human rights defenders, and evidentiary submissions from all over the world. Contact us for more information.