Last week’s killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and the attack on police in Dallas, once again thrust the role of eyewitness video in the spotlight. We provide resources and guidance for filming, sharing, curating and preserving video of police violence.
WITNESS has worked alongside Brazilian activists for more than five years to strengthen their use of video to document human rights abuses in the lead-up to the 2016 Olympics, and to advocate for justice.
The project will source and analyze data from eyewitness videos of violence against transgender people. Our aim is to share this information to inform and create guidance for advocacy groups, journalists, law enforcement and tech companies to prevent re-victimization and end this discrimination.
International affairs student and data visualizer Niko Efstathiou joins us as the inaugural Google News Lab Fellow with the WITNESS Media Lab for Summer 2016.
Our online spring fundraiser is now underway. Donate now through the end of June and a generous supporter will double it!
WITNESS’ executive director will deliver a keynote and moderate a panel at the annual civic tech conference in NYC.
Our Program Director Sam Gregory joins HRWIFF’s panel on the emergent uses of virtual reality in human rights storytelling and advocacy.
18 Apr WITNESS and FiSahara Launch Project to Curate and Contextualize Citizen Videos from Western SaharaNews and Events | matisse
The project launches weeks ahead of a crucial UN Security Council vote on the continued peacekeeping mission.
The resource provides practical guidance aimed at strengthening citizen video used as evidence in courts, for advocacy, and by the media.