News and Events
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.
A proposed law encourages the use of opaque algorithms that could threaten content created by human rights defenders, alternative media, and journalists.
Kayyali joined experts in the technology, human rights, and policymaking worlds to urge Zuckerberg to develop a more ethical and principled company.
27 Dec WITNESS Joins Over 100 Families and Organizations Calling to Repeal NY Police Secrecy Law 50-aNews and Events, Press | matisse
We joined Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) and over 100 organizations and family members of people killed by the police in New York to call for a full repeal of law 50-a.
The report tracks how WITNESS is collaborating with affected communities, legal advocacy organizations and media outlets to track cases of enforcement abuse by ICE. It also highlights our direct training of communities to use their own media tools to document wrongdoing.