WITNESS ABOUT THE ‘WHY’ WITNESS believes in the power of effective civic media to protect human rights and drive social change. As advocates and visual storytellers, we know the power of media and technology to amplify marginalized voices, hold abusers accountable, and catalyze movements. We
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Our U.S. Program Coordinator Palika Makam joins activists and journalists in Los Angeles at the International Documentary Association’s “Getting Real” conference.
Here’s what our program director and other human rights leaders had to say about what it takes to care for justice in the world.
We strongly believe that filming for human rights and posting it online must not be criminalized.
We joined other leading human rights organizations to ask Google how the censorship plan in China upholds international human rights.
Our Senior Attorney and Program Manager Kelly Matheson will conduct a few sessions on how to use video for change, advocacy and evidence for human rights.
Crime and Punishment tells the story of the NYPD12, a group of officers suing the department over instituting arrest and summons quotas that target black and brown communities.
In the article, our program director spoke about the reality of deep fakes and how WITNESS is working with companies to inform them of the potential of deep fakes to influence people and on dealing with synthetic media.
The evening featured a screening of “We Have Rights,” a series of powerful animated short films followed by a conversation and impromptu training by our U.S. team.
In the article and accompanying video, we share practical tips for those who may be most vulnerable to these increased ICE raids and arrests, as well as practical considerations for any of us who may be witnesses to these events.