As WITNESS continues to innovate and evolve in increasingly complex human rights landscapes, we are excited to welcome two new women onto our board who bring expertise in misinformation, technology, and philanthropy.
WITNESS mourns the loss of its Board member and colleague Jeffrey G. Tarrant (April 4, 1956 – August 5, 2019). Jeff was a fierce and instrumental friend, advocate, and WITNESS Board member (2011 – 2019), and a tremendous ally to the larger human rights field.
20 Jun WITNESS Co-Hosts Convening With Partnership on AI and BBC on Protecting Public Discourse From AI-Generated Mis/DisinformationNews and Events | WITNESS
The convening addressed the question: “As AI becomes more sophisticated and its techniques more accessible, how can organizations across technology, media, civil society, and the academic research community work together to coordinate strategies around the emergent threat of AI-generated mis/disinformation?”
WITNESS’ “Profiling the Police” project won a 2019 Shorty Awards Audience Honor and was a Finalist in the Social activism category.
Next week, the Civil Liberties [LIBE] Committee of the European Parliament is set to vote on the proposed “Regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online” that WITNESS and other civil society organizations have been strongly opposing for months.
On February 20th, Samir Flores Soberanes, popular communicator and activist, was murdered outside his house in Mexico. It is urgent that the Mexican government thoroughly investigate the case. It is impunity that enables killings of leaders from indigenous communities to continue. Read more.
02 Jul WITNESS LEADS CONVENING ON PROACTIVE SOLUTIONS TO MAL-USES OF DEEPFAKES AND OTHER AI-GENERATED SYNTHETIC MEDIANews and Events | WITNESS
WITNESS along with 30 leading technologists, machine learning specialists, academic researchers, human rights researchers, and journalists came together to discuss ways to mitigate threats involving deepfakes and AI.
Join us on Tuesday, April 24 at 10 a.m. EST for an exclusive live Q&A session with some of our staff and our partners at the Syrian Archive.