On September 14th, 2015 the WITNESS Media Lab hosted a panel on filming police violence at Civic Hall in Manhattan.
Every year thousands of people in Brazil are murdered by the police, yet only 0.8% of the cases are ever investigated or brought to justice.
Over the past year, WITNESS’ Human Rights Channel curated over 800 citizen videos documenting human rights. Today we release our 2014 Year in Review.
20 Nov Will the Syrian Hero Boy Make Us Question Everything We See? (and why don’t we do that already?)Uncategorized | WITNESS
The instinct to believe what we see has made video a driving force in news coverage, and a powerful tool for manipulation.
The chain link fence separating Morocco from the Spanish-controlled city of Melilla has come to symbolize fears and concerns about international migration and migrant rights within the European Union.
Testimony of men beaten and dragged away in front of their families, along with images of homes burning to the ground, are reminiscent of stories from the Guatemalan genocide thirty years ago.
Citizens and professional reporters have been thrown in jail while documenting protests and the police response, raising the question once again: Who IS a reporter anyways?
The use of citizen video as a propaganda tool by both sides in the Israel-Palestine conflict leaves viewers manipulated and confused.