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Stories about Human Rights Video

Hong Kong: Queen's Pier July 1 party

  2 July 2007

Last night, during the 10th anniversary firework celebration, hundreds of local citizens disobedyed police warning, entered the Queen's Pier surrounded by iron bar and enjoy the firework, music and dancing there. Inmediahk.net has two citizen reports, one by mac donald, he wrote from an outsider perspective: the police has turned...

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WITNESS/Global Voices Human Rights Video Hub wins One World Media award

  15 June 2007

Yesterday evening (June 14), the WITNESS/Global Voices Human Rights Video Hub pilot took the award for best New Media project at the One World Media Awards in London. As former Video Hub editor Sameer Padania writes in an e-mail this morning: "I know people say this all the time, but the award really does belong to the brave, committed, talented people on the ground - bloggers, human rights advocates, journalists, lawyers, filmmakers, citizens - who fought to bring these stories to light, and without whom we genuinely would have had nothing to say or show." (Visit this page to see the full list of winners).

Ethiopia: March to protest violence against women.

  17 April 2007

A march was organized on April, 14th at Merkel square, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This march wanted to show that women were still at risk of random acts of violence and that more needed to be done from a legal point of view to protect their well-being. The march was organized...

Guinea-Conakry: standing up to a power-hungry President

  13 March 2007

The technological revolution that enables ordinary citizens to capture and upload video footage on the web has been slow to take root in West Africa. Up to now we haven’t featured any video content from this part of the world on the Human Rights Video Hub Pilot. So this week...

Forced evictions in Guatemala: whose land is it anyway?

  4 March 2007

Land ownership and occupation are complex and highly contentious issues in many parts of Latin America, and the tropical, resource-rich plains of northeastern Guatemala are no exception. On the one hand, legal title to land is generally brokered in formal processes between governments and private buyers. On the other hand,...

Caught On Camera: Human Rights Video on GV

  14 February 2007

It has been a bumper few weeks on GV for human rights video, so let's get straight into it… Bandh of brothers… [via Neha] This footage, filmed by Dinesh Wagle, of United We Blog!, shows motorcycle riders being turned backed by members of the National Federation of Nepal Transport Entrepreneurs...

Caught On Camera: Human Rights Videos on GV

  16 January 2007

You'd be forgiven for thinking it's been Saddam, Saddam, Saddam, in recent weeks, but GV has covered other human rights videos that deserve a bit of limelight – so, in this regular new feature, I'm going to round up the best of those recent stories. Something for WITNESS's Amazon Wishlist...

Saddam execution video re-ignites death penalty debates worldwide

  6 January 2007

Over the past four months, we've tried to feature and contextualise videos we felt should be seen and debated by a wider audience. Today's featured human rights video is something completely new. You may be one of the millions who have sought it out online – or you may have...

Egypt: Bloggers open the door to police brutality debate

  9 December 2006

‘Extraordinary rendition’ has passed into common parlance over the last year as human rights organisations have accused the US government of exporting suspects to be tortured in regimes like Egypt, Morocco and Syria. But while cases involving international suspects get the headlines, these countries are regularly cited by human rights...

China: Videos emerge of clashes between police and students in Jiangxi

  24 November 2006

Hot on the heels of the Chinese government's claim of a 22.1% reduction in “mass incidents” (read “protests”), here's some more video of “mass incidents” from China, in case you missed this portion of John Kennedy's latest Beijing bulletin: Backing up to China late last month, students at one technical...

Egypt: Cairo's women speak out against violence

  23 November 2006

In the run-up to the annual global campaign for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, Egypt's First Lady, Suzanne Mubarak, addressing a meeting of the Arab Women's Organisation, issued a heartfelt plea: What shall we do to face challenges of discrimination, extremism and religious fanaticism? It's a vexing question...

USA: Video-sharing places L.A.'s police in the spotlight

  17 November 2006

Hop over to Technorati right now and you'll see that six out of the top fifteen videos being linked to by bloggers show the same incident – University of California police officers using a taser gun on an Iranian-American student, Mostafa Tabatabainejad, in the Powell Library at UCLA (University of...

Mexico: The last moments of Bradley Roland Will

  30 October 2006

Journalism seems like a precarious profession to practise in Mexico. It's ranked by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) as one of the most dangerous places to be a journalist. The latest tragic example of this came on Friday 27th October, in the southern state of Oaxaca, with the shooting...

Video exposes child-soldier's identity

  20 October 2006

If you've seen the guidelines for this site, you'll know that there are types of footage that we wouldn't post, and circumstances surrounding the shooting of particular videos that mean we wouldn't even link to them. Today's post is about one of those videos. I was researching a possible post...

Zimbabwe: Smuggled DVD brings union protest beatings to light

  13 October 2006

This video reached me late last night via Ethan Zuckerman. At nearly ten minutes, it's longer than the other videos we've put up, but I strongly recommend you watch this. It includes footage of the Zimbabwean police and security intelligence services breaking up a peaceful demonstration by members of the...

US secret detentions: from hotel room to squalid prison cell

  5 October 2006

When President George W. Bush confirmed in a speech last month that the CIA has been operating a programme of secret detentions on foreign territory, it was portrayed by the United States Government as part of its efforts to “bring terrorists to justice”. Yet this programme, along with the controversial...

About our Human Rights Video coverage

This Human Rights Video Hub Pilot is a joint collaboration between WITNESS and Global Voices Online. WITNESS (link to www.witness.org) empowers people and organizations all over the world to use video and other technologies to promote and defend human rights.


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