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A look at human rights in Western Sahara through six months of footage from the ground.
A look at human rights in Western Sahara through six months of footage from the ground.
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WITNESS envisions a world where anyone can be an active witness for human rights change.  We believe in the transformative power of people enabled by technology. We train and support millions of activists and citizens around the world to use the power of…
WITNESS is seeking an experienced Media Lab Program Manager with a successful track record in multimedia storytelling, citizen journalism and training.
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WITNESS Media Lab is pleased to announce our first @GoogleNewsLab Fellow @NikoEfst

International affairs student and data visualizer Niko Efstathiou joins us as the inaugural Google News Lab Fellow with the WITNESS Media Lab for Summer 2016.
WITNESS is pleased to announce its first Google News Lab Fellow, international affairs student Niko Efstathiou, working with the WITNESS Media Lab.
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WITNESS is a proud Charity Partner of the TCS NYC Marathon! Between now and the race, we’ll be profiling members of Team WITNESS to share a bit about them and why they chose to run in support of WITNESS. This week, we're spotlighting filmmaker Alessandro…
WITNESS is a proud Charity Partner of the TCS NYC Marathon! Between now and the race, we’ll be profiling members of Team WITNESS to share a bit about them and why they chose to run in support of WITNESS. This week, we're spotlighting filmmaker Alessandro Signore.
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Live streaming, video and police violence in the U.S.: our resources, guidance and analysis

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…
WITNESS provides analysis and resources on filming, distributing, curating, and preserving footage of police violence in the U.S.
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Journalists and activists use images and metadata to expose the truth about armed authorities at a deadly protest in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Journalists and activists use images and metadata to expose the truth about armed authorities at a deadly protest in Oaxaca, Mexico.
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An interactive platform compiles footage from a territory inaccessible to international media and rights monitors.
An interactive platform compiles footage from a territory inaccessible to international media and rights monitors.
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When online videos do not contain enough information to corroborate where and when they were recorded and or help viewers understand what they show, online tools and practices can help viewers learn more about what they are watching.
When online videos do not contain enough information to corroborate their contents, online tools and practices can help viewers learn more about the video.
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Tips for Filming Protests and the Police at the 2016 US Political Conventions

Planning to film demonstrations at the Republican National Convention or the Democratic National convention? We've compiled tips for what to do before, during, and after you film.
Planning to film events at the US political conventions in Cleveland or Philadelphia? We've compiled tips for what to do before, during, and after you film.
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An Interview with 'Zika, the film' Director Debora Diniz on #Zika in #Brazil & #Video4Change

WITNESS interviews documentarian, Debora Diniz, whose recent film Zika provides an intimate portrayal of women affected by the virus in Brazil.
WITNESS interviews documentarian, Debora Diniz, whose recent film Zika provides an intimate portrayal of women affected by the virus in Brazil.
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Live streaming from Facebook or Periscope? We share 4 ways to save your live video broadcasts

You shouldn't necessarily rely on the platforms and apps you are using to live stream to save your content, whether you're broadcasting from Facebook or Periscope. We share tips for alternative saving methods.
Learn how to save your live video broadcasts from Facebook Live and Periscope to expose and prevent human rights abuses in real-time.
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WITNESS has worked alongside Brazilian activists, community groups, NGOs, and lawyers 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.
WITNESS is working with activists, human rights groups and lawyers to use video to document abuses in the lead-up and during the 2016 Brazil Olympics
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Introduction
WITNESS is an international nonprofit organization that trains and equips people to use video in their fight for human rights.

Work
By bringing often unseen images and seldom heard stories to the attention of key decision makers, the media, and the public–WITNESS catalyzes grassroots activism, political engagement, and lasting change. We bridge the worlds of human rights, media and technology by incorporating cutting-edge innovations into traditional approaches to advocacy. 

WITNESS’ unique contribution to the human rights community is to serve as a global authority on best practices in the use of video for human rights purposes and a frontline resource for training and expertise.

WITNESS has partnered with more than 300 human rights groups in over 80 countries, trained over 3,000 human rights defenders, developed widely-used training materials and tools, created the first dedicated online platform for human rights media (the HUB), and supported the inclusion of video in over 100 campaigns, increasing their visibility and impact globally. WITNESS engages millions of ordinary citizens in the struggles for human rights taking place every day all over the world.

History
In 1992, not long after video of Rodney King being assaulted by four Los Angeles police officers catalyzed interest in the use of video for concrete human rights change, WITNESS was born. Today, WITNESS is an independent nonprofit organization with offices in Brooklyn, New York, and human rights partners based around the world.
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