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.
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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.
Join us for a workshop on Wednesday, April 24 from 12pm-2pm offering practical guidance on using video to advocate for human rights and justice.
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.
Our Tech Advocacy Program Manager, Dia Kayyali, will speak at the “Content Moderation & Removal at Scale” conference, Feb. 5, 2019, in Brussels.