NEWS AND EVENTS
WITNESS is excited to continue our tradition of participating in RightsCon, the world’s leading summit on human rights in the digital age! RightsCon is online again this year and will be taking place from Monday, June 6th to Friday, June 10th 2022. Registration is open
We have stepped up our sharing of resources for people on the ground as well as those of us witnessing from a distance, so that we amplify grassroots truths and decrease the spread of mis/disinformation.
WITNESS is pleased to announce Leonardo Custódio and Pam Mudhray have joined its Board of Directors. Mr. Custódio and Ms. Mudhray bring decades of lived experiences from work in anti-racism initiatives, social justice, activist research and education, community organizing, and organizational devel
WITNESS, in partnership with MIT Open Documentary Lab’s Co-Creation Studio, is pleased to announce a new report called “JUST JOKING! Deepfakes, Satire and the Politics of Synthetic Media.”
22 November | News and Events | izzy |
This resource-based campaign incorporates learnings from participants at our recent mis/disinformation West Africa convening to help combat the spread of misinformation and disinformation.
04 November | News and Events | izzy |
Today, WITNESS is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web (FFDW), a new grantmaking organization whose mission is to preserve humanity’s most important information.
02 November | News and Events | izzy |
WITNESS is pleased to announce Monica Aleman and Polly Fields as the new Co-Chairs of its Board of Directors. Also joining the Board is Inca A. Mohamed. Ms. Mohamed will lead the Governance and Nominations Committee.
09 September | News and Events | izzy |
WITNESS will host a West African cross-disciplinary convening on mis/disinformation in Abuja, Nigeria from Sept. 14-15, 2021. It will explore and prioritize pragmatic solutions for the defense against mis/disinformation particularly as it affects grassroots communities in Africa.
02 September | News and Events | izzy |
Through our work with activists who have experienced internet shutdowns, we have learned some useful tips and approaches to capturing and preserving video documentation during internet shutdowns that we are sharing in this newly launched campaign: #EyesOnShutdowns.
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.
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.
Last week a federal court ruled the Mexican state has a constitutional obligation to respect indigenous land rights and consult indigenous communities.
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