WITNESS’ mission and global work focuses on supporting communities on the frontlines of human rights violations to use video and technology to protect and defend their rights. Our current response to the Israel-Gaza conflict and the escalating war on Gaza is to work with a coalition of partners, i
- 06 October | News and Events | fatima | No comment
September 12th, 2023: WITNESS’ Executive Director Sam Gregory presented testimony to the US Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety & Data Security on the need for transparency in AI technologies.
For over five years, WITNESS has been researching synthetic media and emerging technologies. We are proud to announce WITNESS’ years of deepfakes and generative AI work is now hosted in one place on our new microsite.
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.
- 04 April | News and Events | matisse | No comment
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.
- 20 March | News and Events | Jackie Zammuto | No comment
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.
- 17 January | News and Events | WITNESS | No comment
WITNESS signs on to a statement from alternative media outlets across the Americas about the ongoing protests and state violence in Peru.
- 22 December | News and Events | matisse | No comment
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.
- 26 September | News and Events Success Stories | Dalila | No comment
Two founding members of our partner group, Coletivo Papo Reto visit New York to talk about their use of video combatting police violence and counter mainstream narratives about favelas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- 21 July | News and Events Success Stories | Dalila | No comment
Last week a federal court ruled the Mexican state has a constitutional obligation to respect indigenous land rights and consult indigenous communities.