In 2011, citizen video helped spark a movement across the Middle East and North Africa. Today the importance of documentation remains constant—but faces new challenges as we mark the 7th anniversary.
Our Executive Director Yvette Alberdingk-Thijm reflects on the lessons learned last year, our global team retreat, and how WITNESS will move forward in 2018.
Yvette Alberdingk Thijm gave a TED talk on “truth” at the TEDxSkoll gathering in April 2017. Her talk was just added to the prestigious library at TED.com.
On World Day of Audiovisual Heritage 2017, WITNESS launched the Activists’ Guide to Archiving in Portuguese at Brazil’s National Archives.
“Eyes in the Sky: Drones at Standing Rock and the Next Frontier of Human Rights Video,” a new report published, examines how activists and journalists used drones to document the protests by Native American tribes and other advocates against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
WITNESS celebrates Archives Month 2017 with updates guides, tipsheets, and videos through the month of October.
Around the world, activists, journalists, and human rights investigators are using citizen reports to monitor human rights violations. If you have created or used a platform tracking open-source reports of a particular human rights issue, we want to hear from you!