The Oak Foundation, a core supporter of WITNESS since 2004, has provided a renewal grant of $400,000 over 18 months – nearly doubling its support to the organization.
The international coalition of indigenous, environment, and human rights groups are launching a new campaign to end deforestation in the Amazonian rainforest.
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 police violence.
WITNESS has worked alongside Brazilian activists 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.
The project will source and analyze data from eyewitness videos of violence against transgender people. Our aim is to share this information to inform and create guidance for advocacy groups, journalists, law enforcement and tech companies to prevent re-victimization and end this discrimination.
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.
Our online spring fundraiser is now underway. Donate now through the end of June and a generous supporter will double it!
WITNESS’ executive director will deliver a keynote and moderate a panel at the annual civic tech conference in NYC.