Boing Boing Highlights WITNESS’ Archive Guide
Boing Boing, the influential media-technology-cultural-whatever’s-clever blog, highlighted our Activists’ Guide to Archiving Video.
Matisse Bustos-Hawkes, WITNESS’ Senior Communications Manager, outlines the importance of archiving for video activists:
We’ve got a new, free resource available in Arabic, English and Spanish called the Activists’ Guide to Archiving Video. WITNESS created it after hearing from hundreds of activists and citizen journalists worldwide that preservation and future access to their media was a crucial concern. It’s been getting a lot of good feedback and next month we’re getting an award from an archive association.
More citizens with the power of video to document human rights includes the need for people to safeguard their material for future justice and accountability procedures that could take years if not decades to come to fruition. Hopefully the guide is going to this purpose.
Learn more about WITNESS’ Activists’ Guide to Archiving Video.