Read the original post En Espanol. Institutional violence is considered to be human rights violations initiated or endorsed by the government. Institutional violence ranges from excessive use of force against the public to abuse of power such as torture, forced disappearances or extrajudicial executions.
Watching Western Sahara curates and contextualizes eyewitness videos filmed by citizen journalists in the Morocco-occupied Western Sahara, a territory off-limits to most human rights monitors and international media. This report summarizes our main findings after one year of curating footage. Each April, the UN Security
Today WITNESS joins Get Equal and transgender rights activists, allies and advocacy organizations around the world in a National Day of Action to Celebrate the lives of all Black Trans Women and Protect all Trans Women and Femmes. We are committed to exposing the impact
We highlight our work on livestream and eyewitness media curation through two pilot projects carried out during the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Visit our test site where we’re experimenting with tools like Deepstream, Crowdvoice and Timeline to curate diverse eyewitness media and live video that bring to light human rights violations related to the Summer Games in Rio.
A look at human rights in Western Sahara through six months of footage from the ground.
When online videos do not contain enough information to corroborate where and when they were recorded and or help viewers understand what they show, online tools and practices can help viewers learn more about what they are watching.
Watching Western Sahara is a collaborative video curation platform created to curate and contextualize eyewitness footage of human rights in the occupied territory of Western Sahara. WITNESS’s Madeleine Bair and FiSahara’s María Carrión explain how and why the collaboration came to be.
28 Jun ANALYSIS OF EYEWITNESS VIDEO DATA SHOWS CLIMATE OF HATRED TOWARD TRANSGENDER AND GENDER NONCONFORMING PEOPLEUpdate | WITNESS
The WITNESS Media Lab shares initial findings from a new project focused on curating and analyzing data from videos of violent acts against transgender and gender nonconforming people that have been captured and shared for entertainment.
A new tipsheet prepares you to act as an eyewitness to police violence. Good witnessing can de-escalate a situation, help someone confronted by police, and provide valuable documentation for advocacy and justice.