Human Rights Watch, Mnemonic and WITNESS welcome continued access to use software on GitHub which helps preserve documentation of human rights abuses.
We are at a critical juncture in the quest for fully realized human rights globally. We are committed to honest reflection and hard work to fight for, build, and support equitable power—as much within our organization as with partners around the world.
09 Sep Press release: Major Human Rights and Internet Watchdog Organizations Sign On to Demands for #AuditFBIndia As Pressure BuildsNews and Events, Tech and Advocacy | WITNESS
WITNESS joins civil society organizations from around the world calling on Mark Zuckerberg to work with civil society to address dangerous content on Facebook, ensure that a thorough audit of Facebook India takes place, and place Ankhi Das on administrative leave while the audit is being conducted.
Our Legal Video Advocacy Project offers trainings, resources and partnerships with advocates, lawyers and incarcerated individuals to use video to help reduce client sentences, and advocate for decarceration through clemency and parole.
19 Dec Videos Force Governor to Acknowledge Police Responsibility in Massacre of Nine people in São PauloNews and Events | WITNESS
State governor João Dória originally defended the police’s actions, but the images captured by eyewitnesses have since forced him to change his story.
WITNESS has signed onto a joint statement of solidarity calling to stop the attacks on democracy and media activists, as well as other individuals-at-risk, for their expression online.
WITNESS joined InsightShare, Engage Media and Video Volunteers in hosting the 2019 Video4Change Grassroots Gathering in Cape Town, South Africa.
WITNESS facilitates community-level discussion and national level convening to support inclusion of perspectives from Brazil in global discussion on deepfakes threats and solutions.