On World Day of Audiovisual Heritage 2017, WITNESS launched the Activists’ Guide to Archiving in Portuguese at Brazil’s National Archives.
Police Violence Tag
WITNESS celebrates Archives Month 2017 with updates guides, tipsheets, and videos through the month of October.
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.
Join us to learn how community groups on the ground are fighting back against ICE, challenging mainstream narratives, and documenting abuses.
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.
A conversation about eyewitness video and police violence started 26 years ago must continue today.
WITNESS, WeCopwatch and our allies at Standing Rock are releasing a new guide on filming evidence of human rights violations against activists fighting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
WITNESS is excited to announce a generous two-year, $500,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation which will go to powering up our critical work supporting activists, civic witnesses, and social movements across the U.S. to better utilize digital video and tools to expose abuses, strengthen and elevate counter narratives from vulnerable communities, uphold human rights values, and mobilize for change.
Last week’s killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and the attack on police in Dallas, once again thrust the role of eyewitness video in the spotlight. We provide resources and guidance for filming, sharing, curating and preserving video of police violence.
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.