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Capturing, Storing & Sharing Video Evidence

Abstract: This course will provide you with an overview of what you need to consider when you are filming in an environment where human rights violations may be taking place. You’ll learn about different ways of filming and the importance of maintaining the integrity of your video content so it can potentially be used as evidence in a court of law.

About this course: Because of smartphones, it is now more possible than ever to carry around a high quality video camera in your pocket. The ability to record and upload content is now in the hands of many, not just the journalist or dedicated activist. Footage from ‘citizen journalists’ is widely available on social media but is this footage suitable for the courts? In this course we’ll pass on some tips and techniques to give you the best possible chance of making your video footage useful, reliable and acceptable in a legal context. We’ll look at what to film, how to film it and what to do with the footage once you press the stop button.

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