If you are making an advocacy video about a specific issue or movement, it is important to ethically include the voices and perspectives of women and people from across the gender spectrum, such as transgender and non-binary people. Use our guidance to create a more...

Do you have media of abuse or harassment committed by immigration enforcement officers? Use our checklist to ensure you safely, ethically and effectively preserve and share your documentation for maximum impact. You can also download this checklist in Spanish, Arabic, French, Urdu, and Haitian Creole....

Use this resource to equip yourself with the knowledge you need to use video to combat abuses committed by immigration enforcement. Strengthen your ability to strategically and ethically fight for immigrants’ human rights! You can also download this tip sheet in Spanish, Arabic, Haitian Creole, Urdu,...

On the eve of the Women’s March Anniversary, WITNESS stands in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of activists, citizens, and storytellers at the hundreds of Women’s Marches all across the world. The weekend of January 20th is an opportunity to send the message that...

This blog post provides tips and resources for activists looking to improve their digital security practices. If you are documenting human rights abuses, technology can put powerful people’s wrongdoings in the spotlight, or it can put you in jail. Whether you’re facing down police to...

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  

The “Ethical Guidelines: Using Eyewitness Videos in Human Rights Reporting and Advocacy” section of the Video as Evidence Field Guide presents ethical considerations for journalists, activists, archivists and others who utilize eyewitness footage in investigations, reports and human rights documentation. Visit the WITNESS Media Lab for more information about...

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