When WITNESS says the Right to Record, we are referring to the ability to pick up a camera or cell phone and film the police or military without retaliation. We are also talking about the initiative, commitment, attitude, and courage that it takes to exercise
This guest post was written by Xnet, an activist project working in the areas of digital rights and democracy. Their homepage is accessible in English y español. It is part of their series: Transparency for institutions, privacy for the people – Democratic regeneration vs. asymmetry
By Meghana Bahar In early August 2018, a wave of mass protests seized the city of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Sparked by the deaths of two young school children by a speeding bus, students, mostly attending high school or university, thronged the streets demanding that
When WITNESS talks about the “Right to Record,” we are referring to the right to take out a camera or cell phone and film the military and law enforcement without fear of arrest, violence, or other retaliation.  Although the Right to Record is foundational
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.
The first of our weekly blog series focusing on the ethics of using eyewitness videos in human rights reporting and advocacy.