Demonstrators clash with riot police in front of  the Greek parliament in Athens on March 5, 2010. Greece has frozen pensions and raised a string of taxes to cut spending by 4.8 billion euros in a frantic bid to persuade its EU partners and the markets that it can dodge bankruptcy.. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Video as Evidence: Ethical Guidelines

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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 curating and verifying eyewitness videos.

The Video as Evidence Field Guide provides basic and advance practices activists can use to strengthen the chances that their footage can serve as evidence. It is drawn from conversations with attorneys, investigators, analysts, legal scholars, funders and our peers working on-the-ground where the violations happen, and will aim to improve the reliability and effectiveness of video shot as human rights documentation. Find the standalone sections of the Guide and other materials related to using video as evidence here.

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