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Human Rights Channel: 2013 Year in Review

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A look at some of the most compelling citizen videos curated on the Human Rights Channel in 2013.

Links to the original YouTube videos used in this montage are compiled in this google doc:

Click below for an accompanying blog post about 2013 in human rights citizen video:

The Human Rights Channel is a project of WITNESS, powered by Storyful and hosted on YouTube.

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BRAZIL: Protests During the World Cup Draw Attention to Social Grievances Play

For more information on these videos, see this WITNESS blog: http://blog.witness.org/2014/07/world-cup-futebol-freedom-ex­pression-brazil-update/

CITIZEN WATCH: July 2014 Play

Daily updates of verified human rights video recorded by citizen witnesses. From Asia to America, elections to refugee crises, follow Citizen Watch for breaking footage from the citizen's point of view.

Follow @ythumanrights on Twitter for updates.


WATCHING: Ukraine Play

For more information on some of the citizen videos from Ukraine below, see the WITNESS blog: http://blog.witness.org/2013/12/police-brutality-filmed-thou­sands-protest-eu-agreement-ukraine/

Guide to Conducting Interviews with Survivors of Sexual & Gender Based Violence Play

witness.org | This six-part video series provides practical tips and insight from activists, survivors and experts on interviewing techniques, creating appropriate questions, safety and security, and the effects of trauma on survivors. The video series accompanies our written guide on "Conducting Safe, Effective and Ethical Interviews with Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence." (http://bit.ly/19NFhCI).

The idea to produce these guides came from WITNESS' experiences with activists and partner organizations working to end sexual and gender-based violence globally. Their feedback made it clear that there was a need for guidance on how to conduct these interviews. Documenting stories of survivors can be difficult for a number of reasons including: societal stigma and shame; the threat of retribution by the perpetrator or institutions that wish to bury these stories; and, poorly conducted interviews can lack respect for the rights and dignity of survivors. All of these have the ability to expose survivors to further hardship or risks to their personal safety. Our hope is that these guides will help filmmakers, activists and advocacy organizations record interviews with survivors more safely, ethically and effectively.

Learn more about WITNESS' Gender Based Violence campaign at witness.org. Share your thoughts and feedback with us at training@witness.org.

Thank you to the many individuals and organizations who supported the production of this video series!

Alain Kabenga: Activist/Survivor, Men of Hope Association
Elana Newman, Ph.D.: Professor at University of Tulsa, Research Director/ Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
Faisal Khan: College Coach & Teacher/Survivor
Fungisai Maisva: Researcher
Kate Rush-Cook: Activist/Survivor
Katherine Hull: VP of Communications, RAINN
Katlyn Lewicke: Activist/Survivor
Lisa Jackson: Filmmaker and Producer
Melissa Bermudez: LICSW and Training Manager, RAINN
Mora Fernández: Activist/Survivor
Nancy Schwartzman: Filmmaker/Activist/Survivor
Otim Patrick: Filmmaker/Activist, Refugee Law Project - School of Law, Makerere University
Refik Hodzic: Director, Communications ICTJ
Rutendo Munengami: Activist/Survivor
Tiphanie Crittin: Researcher/Project Officer, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights

WITNESS | Human Rights Video 101 Play

Tips on how to document and distribute powerful human rights video - for activism, journalism, advocacy and evidence. This playlist can help you film powerful videos safely and effectively. For more resources visit http://www.witness.org/how-to.
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