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 will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, class of 2014

Video: Activists who WITNESS

Meet five activists who embody WITNESS' mission to see it, film it, change it.


  • RSVP to the 2013 Focus for Change Benefit on December 5th

    October 8, 2013 -
  • WITNESS Training at Civil Rights Defenders' Stockholm Conference

    April 2, 2013 -
  • Chris Michael Presents at Amnesty USA's Human Rights Conference

    March 22, 2013 -

On The WITNESS blog

3 More Days to Support These Knight News Challenge Applications

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!Bienvenid@s a Video para el Cambio América Latina y el Caribe!

Herramientas y materiales para video activistas que se encuentren en riesgo o en situaciones que...

The Growing Role of Image Verification in Venezuela’s Protests

A new mobile app addresses the challenge of verifying citizen footage. Plus, a politician brings...

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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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