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Saturday, December 2 • 4:50pm - 5:50pm
The Right to Record - Learn About and Join an Emerging Movement

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We’re in the midst of an explosion of videos of human rights abuses. These videos are changing the face of public debate, showing brutal suppression of protests, holding police officers around the world accountable, showing corruption and war crimes, and much more.

But where are they coming from? And will they keep coming? Will the right people have access to them? In this discussion we'll focus on what citizen journalists, activists and accidental eyewitnesses are experiencing as they try to film and share their experience.

International human rights law supports the principle that people have the right to record public officials carrying out their duties in public . But domestic laws in countries around the world make recording the police, military, and even legislatures difficult, if not illegal. Even in places where the right is protected, such as South Africa and the United States, people regularly face intimidation, arrest, physical violence, and destruction of their footage, photos, and devices.

In this workshop we'll explore how to protect and enhance the right to record and how GV summit participants can join the Video4Change Network and others in an emerging campaign to protect and advocate for this right globally.

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Sam Gregory

Program Director, WITNESS
In short....video, human rights, deepfakes, media manipulation, citizen participation, role of companies, AI, live video and experiential activismIn "long"...Sam Gregory is an award-winning technologist, media-maker, and advocate, and Program Director of WITNESS (www.witness.org) which helps people use video and technology to defend human rights. Founded after the Rodney King incident, WITNESS has 30 years of experience in 100+ countries, supporting critical uses of video to secure accountability, reaching millions of people with skills and tools, engaging... Read More →

Saturday December 2, 2017 4:50pm - 5:50pm GMT+0530
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