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
Citizen Video Tag
A look at human rights in Western Sahara through six months of footage from the ground.
As archives start to collect, provide access to, and present social media collections, many ethical issues arise that need to be addressed.
When WITNESS was founded in the early 1990s, we distributed cameras to activists around the world so they could direct their lenses–and international attention–on injustice in their communities. Our objective, like that of many human rights activists and organizations worldwide, was–and still is–to make an
The use of citizen video as a propaganda tool by both sides in the Israel-Palestine conflict leaves viewers manipulated and confused.
When professionals are not the ones behind the cameras, how can we apply ethical standards to using video documenting human rights abuse? Our Human Rights Channel Curator weighs in on the current debate on the ethics of utilizing citizen media.
One video’s journey across Latin American protest movements underscores the challenge of monitoring and verifying activism online.
While videos recent violence were the most dramatic we’ve seen from the Euromaidan protests, they are only the latest to document clashes in Kiev. In late January, several videos emerged exposing excess use of force by authorities.