WITNESS is excited to announce a generous two-year, $500,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation which will go to powering up our critical work supporting activists, civic witnesses, and social movements across the U.S. to better utilize digital video and tools to expose abuses, strengthen and elevate counter narratives from vulnerable communities, uphold human rights values, and mobilize for change.
WITNESS is pleased to announce lawyer Tara Vassefi as a Video as Evidence Legal Fellow. Tara will be examining various jurisdictions in the Middle East and North Africa for how they consider video as evidence.
We are excited to announce that WITNESS’ Mobil-Eyes-Us project was recently awarded a grant from the New Media Ventures Innovation Fund!
Our new video “Archive!”, shows you how you can preserve and archive video evidence that can help expose and verify human rights abuses.
Through an analysis of eyewitness video, the report looks at the climate of hate against the LGBTQ community in the U.S. and aims to address data shortfalls surrounding the prevalence of transphobic violence.
WITNESS’ Executive Director, Yvette Alberdingk Thijm, was recently honored in The Fourth Annual 40 Women to Watch Over 40 List.
WITNESS’ Jackie Zammuto was interviewed about what considerations citizens should keep in mind when deciding to share and upload videos of police violence.