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.
Video as Evidence
WITNESS Executive Director Yvette Alberdingk-Thijm reflects on the power of video to support UN Sustainable Development Goal # 16: Peace and Justice.
By focusing on collecting scientific evidence, including better video evidence, the ICC hopes to build stronger cases.
A review of the ACLU’s Mobile Justice, a new app that allows users to document interactions with police and upload video and reports to ACLU servers.
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.
Filmmaker Callum Macrae discusses his documentary looking into and calling for a UN investigation of human rights abuses committed toward the end of Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war.
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.
Citizen video rarely meets the high bar set for video as evidence. A new guide from WITNESS aims to help.