Watch our 2-part#EyesOnICE webinar series, a collaboration with the Immigrant Defense Project (IDP). Read our follow-up blog post for more detailed responses to the webinar Q&A. Webinar #1 covers important “know your rights” and tactical information around documenting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Webinar #2 focuses on how groups...

This tip sheet covers basic Know Your Rights information for filmers in the U.S.A. and provides quick tips on how to safely and effectively document an interaction with the police. Also available in español. Learn more about our work on eyewitness video of police violence...

On April 4, 2015, officer Michael Slager pulled over 50-year-old Walter Scott because of a broken brake light in North Charleston, South Carolina. Slager asked for Scott’s license, and while he was running a report, Scott open his car door and ran. His family suspects...

In September of 2010, 29-year-old Askia Sabur and his cousin were approached by Philadelphia police and asked to clear the corner where they were standing outside a restaurant. After they told officers they were waiting for food, the situation escalated. Officers forced Sabur to the...

These tips outline ethical considerations for uploading human rights footage to YouTube and will help ensure your video is found by your target audience and by people who can use such video in their research, advocacy, and reporting projects.  Version 1.0 is available in: Arabic...

Video captured by citizens and activists can be instrumental in drawing attention to human rights abuses, calling for investigations and advocating for change. But many filmers want their videos to do more: they want their footage to expose abuse and help bring about justice. However,...

“Capturing Hate” is a new report from the WITNESS Media Lab which collected and analyzed eyewitness videos of transphobic violence, primarily viewed for entertainment purposes, in order to illustrate the extent of hate and violence faced by the LGBTQ community in the United States. The data, and the...

Digital Single Lens Reflex or DSLR cameras have become a weapon of choice for video activists who want to capture high-quality images. Geared towards activists, this training video will help beginner DSLR video-makers to improve their camera skills through a better understanding of shutter speed....

This simple infographic provides guidance on documenting protests and outlines the roles and responsibilities for team members. Download as an image file (.png) for easier sharing on mobile devices. This guide was created based on our partners’ experiences filming protests during the 2014 World Cup in...

This set of Video as Evidence mini guides contains quick tips and thorough checklists to help activists and first responders working in the field. For online viewing or printing double-sided, half or quarter sheets. (Download) For standard 8.5 x 11, single-sided printing. (Download) The Video as...

This is an example of an informed consent form that has been used in a variety or WITNESS and partner productions. Modify the form to best fit your needs. You can see additional examples here. Remember that the process for capturing informed goes beyond filling...

Archiving video is an essential but often overlooked component of video advocacy. Learn about best practices for organizing, storing, preserving, and sharing your footage. This is the PDF version of our online guide: archiving.witness.org. The guide is also available in: Arabic | Spanish | Portuguese  

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