For over five years, WITNESS has been researching synthetic media and emerging technologies that have the potential to enhance–or undermine–trust in audiovisual witnessing. At every step of the way, we have worked alongside human rights defenders across four continents to identify the most pressing concerns,
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21 Apr WITNESS Launches New GuideNews and Events | Meghana
WITNESS is proud to launch our newest resource, which seeks to assist communities that are affected by extractive industries, to collect high-quality, actionable video and photo documentation of violations committed by Big Mining, governments, and many other perpetrators.
Sam Gregory is stepping into the role of Executive Director at WITNESS. He is a highly respected human rights leader and award-winning technologist who brings over 25 years of global experience innovating and leading interventions at the intersections of video, technology, and human rights.
Access to data about policing has become the subject of increased advocacy and police misconduct data has become increasingly available in the United States, leading to a growing cottage industry that has arisen around collecting, analyzing, and publicizing information about policing.
WITNESS signs on to a statement from alternative media outlets across the Americas about the ongoing protests and state violence in Peru.
WITNESS is pleased to announce three new members of its Board of Directors: Adelin Cai, Debora Diniz, and Julie Owono. Ms. Cai also serves on the Board’s Governance and Nominations Committee.
WITNESS, CORAL (Colectivos Reunidos de America Látina), and other partners brought together a network of media collectives and movements using communications – especially audiovisual media – to defend their lands and territories.
The Russian human rights NGO was named one of 2022’s Nobel Peace Prize laureates. WITNESS partnered with Memorial in the mid 2000s to co-produce advocacy videos about forced disappearances, extra-judicial killings, and torture committed by the Russian military during the Chechen wars.
WITNESS and the Texas After Violence Project drafted an open letter that highlights 5 key challenges and offers constructive recommendations to center community and care in archives grantmaking.