FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WITNESS today announced that Nicole Wong has joined its Board of Directors. Wong will advise the organization on engaging with emerging technologies, visual privacy and more.
WITNESS is excited to announce that our Human Rights Channel was named one of only two finalists in the 7th Annual Shorty Awards for the ‘Best in News’ category.
WITNESS participated in a conversation hosted by San Francisco based tech company, Neon, discussing how video technology can advance human rights and the role Silicon Valley companies can play.
This year at SXSW WITNESS will be taking part in a panel on the power of metadata to verify and amplify citizen-shot video of human rights abuse. Program director Sam Gregory will also be on hand and available for mentoring sessions.
The introduction of verified video evidence could be as critical as the introduction of forensics in criminal investigations and trials.