Saturday, December 2 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Eyewitness Video for Human Rights

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Working with eyewitnesses, media activist curators and NGOs to create, make sense of and use first-hand accounts of human rights violations

works to enable anyone, anywhere to use video and technology to defend their rights. Around the world eyewitnesses to human rights violations from police violence to forced evictions to hate crimes document what they see and share it via social media and messaging apps.  How can this increasing volume of videos be used for justice and accountability? How do we help people be safer? How do we ensure these videos can be trusted in a climate of 'fake news'? How do we use for good videos shot for the worst of reasons?

 This workshop will focus on:

 i) Key guidance that community activists and leaders can share directly with community members who document and bear witness to violations to help them do it safely, ethically and effectively (for e.g. this guidance on 'Filming Hate')

 ii) Ethical approaches to curating and making use of footage shot by witnesses as well as perpetrators. We'll draw on experiences from WITNESS' work globally and our work in the WITNESS Media Lab on ethical, effective curation such as our Ethical Guidelines and our Capturing Hate project.

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Sam Gregory

Program Director, WITNESS
In short....video, human rights, citizen participation, role of companies, AI and deep fakes/content moderation, live video and experiential activismIn long...Sam Gregory is Program Director of WITNESS (www.witness.org), which supports anyone anywhere to use video and technology to... Read More →

Saturday December 2, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
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