Upcoming Events

 

  • Jenni Wolfson Presenting at Facing History & Ourselves

    June 3, 2013
  • Madeleine Bair Interview on Free Speech TV

    April 6, 2013

    April 6th, 2pm EST - Madeleine Bair, curator of the Human Rights Channel on YouTube, will be interviewed about the Channel in conjunction with the National Conference for Media Reform. Tune in!

  • Bukeni Waruzi & Rose Anderson Presents at Gender-Based Violence Training

    March 11, 2013

    Bukeni Waruzi, Program Manager at WITNESS, will be presesnting at the "Video Advocacy and Documentation Training on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence." He will be speaking at different workshops throughout the day, including: 
    - Video advocacy methodology in Witness’ campaign on SGBV
    - Documenting SGBV: video case study
     
    The forum will take place from 8:30am - 5pm at the Armenian Convention Center (630 2nd Avenue at 35th Street, NY, NY).

  • Bukeni Waruzi Teaches Video Workshop for CSW 2013

    March 5, 2013

    "Using Video in Women's Human Rights Advocacy: An Introduction Workshop" is a workshop that will be held parallel to the 2013 Commission on the Status of Women.
     
    The workshop will be held on March 5th, at 10:30am, at the Church Center of the United Nations.

  • WITNESS Co-organizing UN Panel on Sudanese Women's Empowerment

    March 4, 2013

    "Women’s Empowerment in South Sudan: A look at Gender Responsive Peacekeeping in Practice" is a panel held in association with the 57th Commission on the Status of Women Panel Series on Women, Peace and Security. Dr. Aurelia Frick, Foreign Minister of Liechtenstein, and Hilde F. Johnson, Special Representative of the SG and Head of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan, will speak.
     
    WITNESS is hosting along with the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein, the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination (LISD), the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights and United Nations Peacekeeping.
     
    The panel will be held on March 4th, 2013. 

  • WITNESS and The Guardian Project Present Award-Winning App InformaCam

    January 18, 2013

    WITNESS and The Guardian Project Present Award-Winning App InformaCam

     

    Sam Gregory and Bryan Nunez of WITNESS and Harlo Holmes of The Guardian Project will present today (January 18, 2013) on InformaCam, our mobile app, just named one of eight Knight News Challenge for Mobile winners.

     

    Presentations are being livestreamed from Arizona State University at a gathering organized the the Knight Foundation and begin at 12:30pm ET/ 10:30am MST. Watch live here.

  • Witnessing Human Rights: Past, Present and Future

    December 11, 2012

    This special evening celebrates twenty years of WITNESS and our mission: See it. Film It. Change it.

     

    A panel of activists, journalists, academics, and citizens will discuss some very crucial questions concerning citizen journalism: With every person now a potential witness, how are human rights abuses being reported and contextualized? Does more content create more and faster change? Our experts will also examine how human rights stories have been covered over the last twenty years and consider how they will evolve in the future. Founded in the wake of the Rodney King beating caught on tape, WITNESS was employing video long before six billion people held video-enabled cellphones in their pockets.

     

    When: Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 6:30 pm ET

     

    Where: The Paley Center for Media, 25 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019

     

    IN PERSON
    Tim Pool, Journalist
    Lauren Wolfe, Director, Women's Media Center's Women Under Siege Project
    Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, Host/Producer, HuffPost Live
    Priscila Neri, Program Manager, WITNESS

     

    Moderator: Sam Gregory, Program Director, WITNESS

     

    This event is free to the public but you must RSVP.

     

    ***This event is generously sponsored by The Loreen Arbus Foundation***

  • TRUST Campaign Film Festivals Dates - November

    November 5, 2012 - November 30, 2012

    TRUST Campaign

    • Nov. 2: Arts Engine and Reel Lives Screening, NYC, at SVA Soc Doc, 136 W. 21st Street, 1st Floor, New York, NY, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Nov. 9: Backcountry Film Festival - TRUST: Colorado and it's won the Best Environmental Film. Fest travels through 2013- details see website.
  • WITNESS Presents at FotoEvidence Book Award Exhibition

    November 1, 2012

    CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY

     

    On Thursday, November 1st, FotoEvidence and VII Photo Agency will host a video presentation by WITNESS on topics reflected in the work of photographers selected for the Book Award exhibition. Excerpts of videos to be screened will cover migrants' rights at the U.S.-­‐ Mexico border, the reintegration of former child soldiers in their communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and women of Northern Uganda advocating for psychosocial and livelihood support from their government.

     

    Join us for a screening of excerpts of these videos and a conversation on how video is being used for human rights change with Jackie Zammuto, program assistant, and Lisa Robison, external relations associate.
     

    What: Video Presentation by WITNESS on topics covered by Book Award finalists

    Where: 28 Jay Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn 11201

    When: Thursday, November 1st, at 6:30 pm

     

    FotoEvidence is a platform for documentary photographers whose work focuses on social justice and violations of human rights. Their yearly  Book Award Exhibit recognizes a photo project documenting evidence of social injustice. This year's award was given to Bhopal Second Disaster, a photography project by Italian photojournalist Alex Masi. The event is being hosted by VII Photo Agency, one of the world's premier photojournalism organizations.

     

    The exhibit can be viewed daily, October 25th to November 4th, from 10am-6pm at VII's gallery at 28 Jay St, Brooklyn.

  • WITNESS Footage Featured at MoMA Event for World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

    October 27, 2012

    In celebration of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, the Museum of Modern Art will be hosting a screening of footage relevant to this year's theme: "Electing Change: Images and Sounds of Political Transition." It's a rare opportunity to see footage from various New York-based archives, including WITNESS's.

     

    What: Screening of footage concerning "Electing Change: Images and Sounds of Political Transition"

    Where: Museum of Modern Art, New York City

    When: Saturday, October 27, 1pm

     

    In 2005, UNESCO established October 27 as World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. With the 2012 presidential election rapidly approaching, the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program at New York University has assembled a collection of archival audiovisual material from New York City institutions that centers on the belief that every citizen should have a say in his or her own government. The screening will include WITNESS footage, notably excerpts from Russ Dove interview and excerpts from Sierra Leone Election Rally.

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