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Stories about Human Rights Video from September, 2006

Tunisia: Opening prisons to the world

  27 September 2006

At this site, I’m trying to show videos that show or speak about human rights abuses, and – as in the Tunisian video above – the impact of human rights abuses on ordinary people. I don’t speak Arabic, so how do I know what this video’s about? It's thanks to...

Eastern Europe: Video documents homophobia on the rise

  20 September 2006

The latest twist in the long-running saga of anti-gay violence and state oppression took place yesterday in Moscow, as an appeals court upheld the earlier lower court ruling to ban Moscow's Gay Pride March in May 2006. The gay rights activists who brought the case will now attempt to challenge...

China: Government's video-censorship foiled

  14 September 2006

When a young teacher is found dead outside her apartment building in Ruian, the police report concludes suicide, but her family and students suspect a cover-up. Over a thousand people take to the streets in protest, and are met with police violence. Protestors film the clashes on their cellphones, and...

Malaysia: Cellphone video captures police excess

  7 September 2006

When the Malaysian police started accepting crime reports sent in by members of the public from their cellphones, little did they expect that their own misdemeanours would one day be caught in the frame. Malaysians have had to put up with police corruption and misconduct as a part of everyday...

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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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