Our project investigates how video and open source data gathered by local groups can help corroborate incidents of abuse and help communities tell their own stories.
Video As Evidence Tag
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.
“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, 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.
The international coalition of indigenous, environment, and human rights groups are launching a new campaign to end deforestation in the Amazonian rainforest.
WITNESS is pleased to announce lawyer Tara Vassefi as a Video as Evidence Legal Fellow. Tara will be examining various jurisdictions in the Middle East and North Africa for how they consider video as evidence.
The resource provides practical guidance aimed at strengthening citizen video used as evidence in courts, for advocacy, and by the media.
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.