This collaboration between WITNESS Media Lab and El Grito de Sunset Park looks at over 300 hours of police abuse footage. In this project we share our learnings, tips and tools for organizing, analyzing and preserving human rights video collections to help ensure greater transparency and accountability.
This project examines the challenges and possibilities of using video to document encounters with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement(ICE) in the U.S for justice.
This report examines how activists and journalists used drones to document the protests by Native American tribes and other advocates against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.
This report collects and analyzes videos of violence against transgender people in the U.S., uploaded and shared not as documentation of human rights abuses, but as entertainment.
WITNESS’ survey of recent police abuse cases challenges assumptions about video’s role in attaining accountability for abuse, and point to ways filmers, advocates, journalists, and the justice system can use video effectively for change.
The guidelines provide a framework for assessing the various risks involved in sharing online videos of abuse, and ways to minimize those risks. Written primarily for investigators, journalists, advocates, filmmakers, the guidelines are applicable to all of us who watch and share human rights related eyewitness footage online.