WITNESS is named a Flex Fund 2017 grantee supported by Skoll Foundation, Ford Foundation and BRITDOC
In today’s world, digital tools have the potential to increase civic engagement and participation, enabling people to document abuse, speak truth to power, make their voices heard, and protect and defend their rights. Unfortunately, bad actors are utilizing the same tools to spread disinformation, silence dissenting voices, perpetuate hate speech, and put rights defenders at risk. Because WITNESS’ work is rooted in grassroots needs and priorities, we know that the changes to the information ecosystem are of international significance, not simply U.S.-centric problems. In each unique context, our Tech + Advocacy team ensures that our skill-building, tools, innovation, and advocacy to social media platforms speak to both global and local gaps.