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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.
WITNESS is joining the new ‘Steering Committee on AI and Media Integrity’ of the Partnership on AI that will provide governance to the recently announced Deepfakes Detection Challenge launched by Facebook, Microsoft, Partnership on AI and leading academic as well as future similar initiatives.
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.