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.
News and Events
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.
Come support WITNESS and our work with human rights activists across the U.S. using video to share important stories and create change.
Two founding members of our partner group, Coletivo Papo Reto visit New York to talk about their use of video combatting police violence and counter mainstream narratives about favelas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.