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.
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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 is a proud Charity Partner of the TCS NYC Marathon! Between now and the race, we’ll be profiling members of Team WITNESS to share a bit about them and why they chose to run in support of WITNESS. This week, we’re spotlighting filmmaker Alessandro Signore.
WITNESS is a proud Charity Partner of the TCS NYC Marathon! Between now and the race, we’ll be profiling members of Team WITNESS to share a bit about them and why they chose to run in support of WITNESS. First up is immigration lawyer and artist, Carolina MacWright.
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.
Peter Gabriel and Susan Sarandon join video campaign to demand justice for assassinated Honduran human rights defender, Berta Cáceres.
Last month WITNESS’ Victor Ribeiro traveled to Chile to conduct a series of video advocacy and video evidence workshops. Here are a few highlights from the workshops, including video interviews with people he met along the way.