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.
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 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.
WITNESS launches an intensive program to support Brazilians in their efforts to end police violence and strengthen the call for accountability and justice.