Deciding if and how to share human rights footage taken by eyewitnesses is rarely simple. A new resource offers guidance on applying ethical principles to this new form of documentation.
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.
What tech tools should human rights defenders use when balancing efficacy and safety – open source secure tools or insecure mainstream platforms? Morgan Hargrave unpacks the pros and cons of each and discusses the WITNESS strategy.