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A dispatch from the Sahrawi refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria, where media activists traveled to train on human rights documentation.
A dispatch from the Sahrawi refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria, where media activists traveled to train on human rights documentation.
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Thanks to a video circulating online, the Secretary of National Defense in Mexico publicly apologized for an incident of torture for the first time in the nation's history.
Thanks to a video circulating online, the Mexican Sec. of Defense publicly apologized for an incident of torture for the 1st time in the nation's history.
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The death of a Sahrawi activist fuels protests in Western Sahara and southern Morocco, and renews attention to the treatment of Sahrawi political prisoners.
The death of a Sahrawi activist fuels protests in Western Sahara and southern Morocco, and renews attention to the treatment of Sahrawi political prisoners.
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A new project aims to bridge the gap between footage of abuse taken by at-risk activists and the international audiences who can use it.
A new project aims to bridge the gap between footage of abuse taken by at-risk activists and the international audiences who can use it.
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Organization WITNESS uses video to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations. WITNESS empowers people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice, promoting public engagement and policy change. Founded nearly 25…
WITNESS is looking for a highly motivated intern to support engagement and development efforts around our human rights training resources.
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Observando las manifestaciones del Sahara Occidental

Las manifestaciones ocurren diaria o semanalmente en El Aaiún. La única manera de verlas es en Internet.
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Las manifestaciones tienen lugar diaria o semanalmente en El Aaiún. La única manera de que el mundo pueda verlas es en los videos compartidos en Internet.
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WITNESS and FiSahara conducted a week-long intensive training on video advocacy in the Sahrawi refugee camps located in the Tindouf province of Algeria.
WITNESS and FiSahara conducted a week-long intensive training on video advocacy in the Sahrawi refugee camps located in the Tindouf province of Algeria.
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Young Brazilian students used video to document police abuse during protests to keep their schools open. Recently, they took their videos and their case to the Interamerican Commission for Human Rights and scored a big win for students across the country.
Young Brazilian students used video to document police abuse during protests to keep their schools open. Recently, they took their videos and their case to the Interamerican Commission for Human Rights and scored a big win for students across the country.
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The project launches weeks ahead of a crucial UN Security Council vote on the continued peacekeeping mission.
WITNESS and FiSahara Launch Project to Curate and Contextualize Citizen Videos from Western Sahara Weeks Ahead of Annual Crucial UN Vote
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April 2, 2016 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, put together this video sharing how cameras were used to prevent further injustice in…
To mark one year since a young boy was murdered in Rio, our partners in Brazil put together this video.
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  Organization WITNESS uses video to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations. WITNESS empowers people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice, promoting public engagement and policy change. Founded almost 25…
WITNESS seeks a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and intelligent individual to hone their research and communication skills in development and fundraising.
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Digitizing videotape collections can be a lot of work, but it can be made more manageable by selecting and prioritizing, doing what you can in-house, and collaborating and sharing resources within a community.
Digitizing videotape collections can be a lot of work, but it can be made more manageable through workflow modifications and collaboration.
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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.

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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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80 Hanson Place, 5th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11217