Documenting the Truth in the U.S. and Abroad Papo Reto founders, Raull and Renata Military takes control WITNESS and Papo Reto at work


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WITNESS uses video and online technologies to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations. We empower people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice, promoting public engagement and policy change. WITNESS provides hands-on training to human rights defenders in video advocacy and supports productions with a measurable impact in changing human rights policies and practices. We are pioneers in exploring the intersection between technology and human rights.

Project Leaders
Yvette Alberdingk-Thijm, Sam Gregory, Grace Lile, Tanya Karanasios
Organization Information
80 Hanson Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States

  BRIDGE# 4748046590
Organization Information
80 Hanson Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States

  BRIDGE# 4748046590

Project Reports

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Mar 16, 2018
The Importance of Filming Hate
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Mar 2, 2018
How community activists are using video to expose police violence in Rio de Janeiro
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Dec 19, 2017
Using Video to Advocate for Immigrant Rights
On February 28, 2017, Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez and his wife had just dropped off their youngest daughter at school in the Highland park neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. While en route to drop off...
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