Connect with WITNESS at SXSW 2015!

This year at SXSW WITNESS will be taking part in a panel on the power of metadata to verify and amplify citizen-shot video of human rights abuse. Morgan Hargrave will join Harlo Holmes of The Guardian Project at The Hyatt Regency Austin (208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, Texas in the Big Bend Room) on Saturday March 14, 2015 from 12:30-1:30 PM.

Panel description:

Most of what we hear about metadata these days involves NSA spying, but it may be a valuable asset in solving the trust problem, allowing users to establish authorship, prove authenticity, add context, and reach the right audiences. So how can we address the issues of privacy and user control while still separating the real from the fake? The answer could help online video for news, truth, and justice finally reach its full potential. The panelists will combine their expertise in news and human rights to to kick off a discussion of metadata, verification, online media, and rights.

More information is available here.

In addition, program director Sam Gregory will be on hand and available for mentoring sessions on March 14, 2015 from 11AM-12PM at the Courtyard Marriott  (300 E 4th St, Austin, Texas,  in the Brazos I Room). More information is available here.

Follow us on Twitter while we’re there @ MorganHargrave, @SamGregory, @witnessorg and #video4change. We look forward to seeing you there!


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