NEWS AND EVENTS
22 November | News and Events | izzy |
WITNESS Africa has launched a media literacy campaign named #VerifyBeforeSharing to help combat the spread of misinformation and disinformation. This resource-based campaign incorporates learnings from participants at our mis/disinformation West Africa convening and seeks to build resilience in comm
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. We’re pleased to share the full announcement as published on FFDW’s blog be
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. The Board ushered in the new Co-Chairs to replace
09 September | News and Events | izzy |
WITNESS will host a West African cross-disciplinary convening on mis/disinformation in Abuja, Nigeria from September 14 – 15, 2021. The convening will explore and prioritize pragmatic solutions for the defense against misinformation and disinformation particularly, as it affects grassroots c
02 September | News and Events | izzy |
Around the world, governments, with the cooperation of telecom companies, are increasingly turning to internet shutdowns as a strategy to repress communities, prevent mobilization, and stop information about human rights violations from being documented and shared. Shutdowns can take various forms
For the last decade, RightsCon has served as a forum for activists, civil society, and international stakeholders to gather around critical issues, questions, and possibilities that lay at the intersection of technology and human rights. As a global organization committed to supporting communities
WITNESS submitted the following comment to the Facebook Oversight Board on their consideration of the suspension of former President Trump from Facebook and Instagram. For further discussion on these issues see our recent post: Truth, Lies and Social Media Accountability in 2021: A WITNESS Perspecti
WITNESS is excited to release our newest resource for supporting immigrant rights: "Video as Evidence: U.S. Immigration". This in-depth guide is for both immigration attorneys and community members looking to utilize eyewitness video as evidence in legal cases.
Human Rights Watch, Mnemonic and WITNESS welcome continued access to use software on GitHub which helps preserve documentation of human rights abuses.
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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