News and Events

23 Jul Regional Program: Africa

The Africa team at WITNESS works across Sub-Saharan Africa supporting activists, movements, communities, lawyers and journalists to harness the power of video in the fight for justice and accountability. Our work covers a range of issues including using video to expose cases of police brutality

08 Jun WITNESS at RightsCon 2021 Online

For the last decade, RightsCon has served as a forum for activists, civil society, and international stakeholders to gather around critical issues, questions, and possibilities that lay at the intersection of technology and human rights.  As a global organization committed to supporting communities to use

Former President Donald Trump's Suspended Facebook Account

12 Feb WITNESS and the Facebook Trump Suspension

WITNESS submitted the following comment to the Facebook Oversight Board on their consideration of the suspension of former President Trump from Facebook and Instagram. For further discussion on these issues see our recent post: Truth, Lies and Social Media Accountability in 2021: A WITNESS Perspective


06 Nov Introspection and Growth at WITNESS

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.



Visit our COVID19 Response Hub for resources on documenting human rights abuses during the crisis.


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