Cell phone videos can help prompt immediate action to stop human rights abuses, as well as be part of formal justice processes and accountability over the long-term.
Author: Kelly Matheson
Basic Practices is the newest section in our Video as Evidence Field Guide. This chapter provides principles and guidelines for individuals interested in using video for human rights documentation. The chapter covers getting ready to film, filming, safeguarding your footage and sharing your video.
Adding information about who, what, when, where to your video makes it easier to verify the content, therefore giving it a better chance to secure justice for human rights abuse.
Citizen video rarely meets the high bar set for video as evidence. A new guide from WITNESS aims to help.