Documenting Human Rights Violation during internet shutdowns
Abstract: This course provides guidance on how to safely and effectively document human rights violations with video during internet shutdowns. Aimed at grassroots activists, the course provides practical advice that individuals or small organisations with limited resources can enact.
About this course: Authoritarian regimes, with the cooperation of telecom companies, are increasingly turning to internet shutdowns as a tactic to repress their populations, prevent mobilisation, and stop information about human rights violations from being documented and shared. WITNESS has worked with communities directly affected by shutdowns for many years, and has learned important tips, techniques and strategies from actors on the ground. We share resources in multiple languages to support human rights documentation efforts across the world.