News and Events
September 17, The Brazil Foundation hosted it’s annual benefit at which WITNESS and Brazilian partners, Coletivo Papo Reto, received the 2015 International Philanthropy award.
On Sept. 16th, Brazilian media collective and WITNESS partner Coletivo Papo Reto spoke on a panel titled “Self Representation as a Strategy to Fight Racism.”
On Monday September 21st, WITNESS program director Sam Gregory will be participating in a panel titled “Death and the Social Web” hosted by Tow Center for Digital Journalism and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University in New York City.
On September 14th, 2015 the WITNESS Media Lab hosted a panel on filming police abuse at Civic Hall in Manhattan with activists from the USA and Brazil. A livestream video of the event is now available.
Meet Paul Strauch, a human rights law student at Yale University who will be running in the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon for Team WITNESS.
In July 2015, over 30 video practitioners from 17 different organizations met in Mexico for the second meeting of the Video for Change (V4C) Network.
Our panel proposal for SXSW 2016 is live! Cast your vote for “Live! Camera! Action!: Livestreaming That Matters” and hear more about the future of livestreaming technology and human rights.
In early May 2015 WITNESS organized a six-day initial training session on video advocacy and storytelling in South Africa as part of our Critical Response work. The training focused on the promotion of LGBTQI rights.