Tag: human rights channel

by Madeleine Bair

Last week Witness re-launched the Human Rights Channel with a new name, a new online home and a new approach to addressing the challenges of curating citizen video for human rights documentation and advocacy. The Witness Media Lab is the latest evolution of Witness’ work curating online video and advancing its use as a tool […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we find out how online news startup Ozy is rethinking news content, and we learn how human rights group Witness works with citizens to generate video reports from the ground. PART 1: Ozy’s story approach The 10-month-old news startup Ozy aims to appeal to smart, educated, curious readers who embrace things that are different. We […] more »

by Madeleine Bair

Four years ago, a police killing in rural Buckfield, Jamaica was caught on camera and uploaded to YouTube. The fatal shooting of a man who was laying on the ground, surrounded by a crowd, with no visible weapons but the rocks at his side, made headlines in Jamaica and unmasked the lies in the police department’s […] more »

by Madeleine Bair

This post was co-authored with Kibret Yebetit and Jeya Lorenz The Human Rights Channel works to amplify videos that document human rights issues around the world. But how do we find those videos? One way is with help from our partners at Storyful, who find and verify social media when news breaks. Another important source […] more »