WITNESS’ YouTube Channels Are Nominated for Webby Awards!

Voting closes on April 24th! Help keep The Human Rights Channel in the lead for the Webby People’s Voice Award

WITNESS @ Tribeca

Join us to discuss the role of citizen video in news media at the Tribeca Film Festival

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New doc Beyond Right and Wrong aims to reach one million viewers. As a charity partner, 1K views = $500 for WITNESS.

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Join Team WITNESS for the TD Five Boro Bike Tour through NYC this May!

Congratulations to WITNESS Co-Founder Peter Gabriel!

Gabriel was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, class of 2014


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WITNESS Ranked #52 of Top 100 NGOs

WITNESS shot up 31 spots to #52 on the Global Journal ranking. Organizations were considered based on three key criteria: impact, innovation, and sustainability.

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Yvette Alberdingk Thijm Profiled in Philanthropy New York

WITNESS' Executive Director, Yvette Alberdingk Thijm, participated in a discussion of how "how TED is using media to tell stories, ignite imaginations and spark social change." Here's what she and her co-panelists had to say. 

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Hans Thoolen Helps Celebrate the Human Rights Channel's 1st Birthday


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.

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