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We are pleased to announce that KOMAS has been granted the consultative status with AICHR. Please see below for the official letter.
On 4 May 2016 Raed Abu a-Rmeileh, a former B’Tselem camera volunteer, tried to film settlers using a dog to harass Palestinian girls. One settler hit Abu a-Rmeileh on the head, knocking him down. Before fleeing, the settlers assaulted two Palestinians who were with Abu a-Rmeileh. Soldiers present...

Reinventing Electricity - Episode 3

By c5 on Sun, 05/15/2016 - 18:58
What do you do when there’s no electricity or access to advanced technology? Enterprise, innovation and ingenuity try to fill the void. Khaled al-‘Azayzeh, a B’Tselem field researcher in the Gaza Strip, brings us a portrait of Gaza as seen through his own eyes. A third installment in a series.

Why WITNESS Doesn’t Have a Privacy Policy

By c5 on Sat, 05/14/2016 - 04:02
In 2003, California passed a law requiring websites to disclose the data they collect on visitors.  This created a domino effect, with laws popping up in other parts of the world, and as a result every organization with a website now has a privacy policy on there somewhere. But despite their name,...
All Malaysians know May 13th.  We need no reminder. But too often this fractured nation is abused by politicians easily using this painful event in history to remind and threaten the nation into submission based on the perverted notions that this nation solely belongs to the historical epitaphs of...
Just before 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 27 April 2016, Maram Abu Isma’il, 23, a mother of two girls aged 4 and 5, and her brother Ibrahim Taha, 16, were shot dead at Qalandiya Checkpoint. The police stated that a man and woman walked across lane intended for cars, with the woman holding a knife in her...
On 24 March ‘16, B'Tselem volunteer 'Imad Abu Shamsiyeh documented a soldier shooting and killing 'Abd al-Fatah a-Sharif, a Palestinian who had carried out a knife attack and was lying wounded on the road after soldiers had shot him. The footage garnered sharp domestic and international criticism,...
On 10 October 2015, Palestinian youths from al-Bureij Refugee Camp in the central Gaza Strip staged a demonstration near the perimeter fence. B’Tselem’s investigation found that some 300 youths took part in the protest, which began in the afternoon and lasted until the evening. Some protesters...
Comunidad datera en El Salvador, no se pierdan el próximo 10 y 11 de mayo las actividades del FORO...
Kami dari Jaringan Kampung Orang Asli Kelantan mewakili komuniti Orang Asli Kelantan ingin meluahkan rasa ketidakpuasan hati kami terhadap, kenyataan Presiden Persatuan Usahawan Kayu Kelantan Lim Boon Kiak yang menyatakan masyarakat Orang Asli Kelantan khususnya, telah menyebabkan80 syarikat ...
¿Te perdiste el  primer #DatosyMezcales del año?¿Sabes qué proyectos dateros hay en México y qué...
Yesterday, 4 May 2016, at around 5:00 PM, Raed Abu a-Rmeileh, 42, Saher Jaber, 23 and Abd a-Razeq a-Salaymeh, 48, were making their way home after having closed their stalls in the Hebron market. According to the testimony Saher Jaber gave to B’Tselem, after the three men had crossed the al-...
Nine years have passed since Israel began its blockade on Gaza, paralyzing the job market in an area inhabited by two million people. The right to work and make a decent living are both basic human rights. On 1 May 2016, we highlighted the stories of four professionals desperate for work in Gaza.
Huda Abu Mustafa works as a laborer in a vegetable market in Gaza. She is one of three women whose stories B’Tselem presented to mark International Women’s Day and who are struggling to make a living in the virtually impossible economic conditions in Gaza. With unemployment at 40%, primarily...
‘Ayesha Ibrahim is a blacksmith who lives in Gaza. She is one of three women whose stories B’Tselem presented to mark International Women’s Day and who are struggling to make a living in the virtually impossible economic conditions in Gaza. With unemployment at 40%, primarily because of the...
Amal ‘Obeid is a carpenter who lives in Gaza. She is one of three women whose stories B’Tselem presented to mark International Women’s Day and who are struggling to make a living in the virtually impossible economic conditions in Gaza. With unemployment at 40%, primarily because of the prolonged...

Guest Blog: Meet Two Sahrawi Media Activists

By c5 on Sat, 04/30/2016 - 03:57
By Habibulah Mohamed Lamin Editor’s Note: On a recent trip to the Sahrawi refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria, WITNESS met local journalist Habibulah Mohamed Lamin. This dispatch from Lamin is part of Watching Western Sahara, an initiative of the WITNESS Media Lab curating and contextualizing human...

Battle Against Bali Reclamation

By c5 on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 21:55
#FORBALI or Bali Tolak Reklamasi Forum is the largest movement in Bali raising awareness to resist a government reclamation plan.

Hacia una Revolución Violeta en Internet

By c5 on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 03:02
La marcha del 24 de abril #24A, no solo es una Primavera Violeta, es el inicio de una Revolución, en...

Open Call: Good Pitch² Southeast Asia

By c5 on Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:55
EngageMedia supports InDocs as an Outreach Partner for the first Good Pitch² in Southeast Asia.
Leer en español. “I have gathered us here today because it is necessary to publicly express our outrage at the tragic events that happened 14 months ago in Ajutchitlán del Progreso, and which have been publicized through a video circulating on social networks.” -General Salvador...
{Leia este post em português aqui} Last October I was blown away by images of students between the ages of 11-18 occupying their schools in São Paulo to protest a “restructuring plan” announced unexpectedly by the state governor.  The plan, pushed forth without dialogue or participation of students...
Editor’s Note: A version of this post was originally published on Watching Western Sahara Checkdesk, a collaborative platform for curated and contextualized videos from Western Sahara. For more information on this project, head over to the WITNESS Media Lab.   The death of Brahim Saika, a leading...

Collaborate to Create: Tech Camp Myanmar 2016

By c5 on Thu, 04/21/2016 - 00:06
Two days, over 30 organizations, and 200 people formed the building blocks for ‘Tech Camp Myanmar: Tech for Transparency and the New Myanmar’ on March 8 and 9 in Yangon.

Launching Watching Western Sahara

By c5 on Mon, 04/18/2016 - 23:05
Every day, activists in the occupied territory of Western Sahara protest abuses, economic exploitation, and discrimination they experience at the hands of Moroccan authorities. Their signs are often in English, French, and Spanish, a clear indication that their protest chants are targeted not just...
Space Apps Challenge 2016 es un hackatón de la NASA, organizado a nivel mundial.Durante 48 horas, este hackatón espacial busca el desarrollo de aplicaciones, software, hardware, visualizaciones de datos y soluciones que contribuyan a las misiones de exploración y tecnología espacial.#SpaceApps...

Bringing Migrant Films to Rural Myanmar

By c5 on Mon, 04/11/2016 - 13:15
In March, partnering with the MCMAHT (Myanmar Catholic Migration and Anti-Human Trafficking) Network, we organized a screening of films on migrant workers attended by 40 residents in the village of Kwin Sann, Bago, Myanmar.

Bringing Migrant Films to Rural Myanmar

By c5 on Mon, 04/11/2016 - 13:15
In March, partnering with the MCMAHT (Myanmar Catholic Migration and Anti-Human Trafficking) Network, we organized a screening of films on migrant workers attended by 40 residents in the village of Kwin Sann, Bago, Myanmar.
Hackers cívicos, developers, transparentólogxs, infoactivistas, periodistas, curiosxs por los datos y amigxs de SocialTIC: el próximo jueves 28 de abril tendremos  el primer Datos y Mezcales del 2016 para compartir proyectos y aprender entre la comunidad datera en México D.F. La entrada es libre,...
Early on the morning of Monday, 4 April 2016, military, Border Police and Civil Administration forces arrived at the village of Qabatiyah, Jenin District, and demolished three apartments belonging to the families of Ahmad Nassar, Muhammad Kmeil and Ahmad Abu a-Rob. The demolitions were a punitive...

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