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.
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.
WITNESS joins 70 international organizations and individuals to call on Google to end Project Dragonfly, the censored search app for China.
Thanks to the power of video, two high-ranking commanders have been condemned for murder and crimes against humanity in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
14 Sep Former Google lawyer and WITNESS Board Member Nicole Wong talks to Recode about Future of Tech PolicyNews and Events, Press | alisidiki
Wong also spoke about WITNESS’ work and how it empowers grassroots activists to use video for change and justice.