After it was announced earlier this year that the military will be in charge of policing Rio, favelas are already starting to experience the gruesome effects of the military’s presence in their communities.
On World Day of Audiovisual Heritage 2017, WITNESS launched the Activists’ Guide to Archiving in Portuguese at Brazil’s National Archives.
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.
Activists in Rio de Janeiro have been fighting to defend their homes for years, and they urgently need your support and solidarity. Join our livestream tomorrow to show these brave community leaders, and government officials, that the world is watching and demanding change. This Thursday,
Police operations in Rio de Janeiro left at least 13 people dead as a result of “stray bullets” including a 13-year-old girl. Additionally, about 2,500 children went without classes because of these clashes.
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.
15 Apr One year later: Brazilian partners reflect on the importance of video cameras when a young boy was killedNews and Events | bridgette
April 2 marked one year since the devastating murder of a 10-year-old boy named Eduardo by Police in Rio de Janiero. Our partners in Brazil, Coletivo Papo Reto, reflect on the importance of video in the aftermath.
The justice system in Brazil has yet to grasp or fully understand how to properly digest, analyze and process the new flood of video evidence.
WITNESS partner Coletivo Papo Reto was featured in article published by BBC Brazil on Friday October 30.