Safety and Security

This guide explores security issues in the different video production and distribution processes. When possible, it offers guide questions that video activists should consider, and solutions that they can take. IntroductionThe Secure My Video...
Source : WITNESS
At the core of WITNESS is our steadfast conviction that video is a uniquely powerful tool for human rights change. But citizen video doesn’t often reach a standard for it to be considered legal evidence; and simultaneously, legal systems around the...
Source : InsightShare
This paper by Valentina Bau, Graduate student at Macquarie University, Department of Media, Music, Communication & Cultural Studies, looks at an InsightShare participatory video project in the Rift Valley of Kenya after the 2007–2008 post-...
Source : WITNESS
The Basic Practices section of the Video as Evidence Field Guide is aimed at helping eyewitnesses and activists safely, ethically and effectively use video to document abuses and support the process of bringing perpetrators to justice and freeing...
Source : Video Volunteers
A training manual for empowering adolescent girls with video skills, produced for the Global Fund for Children.
Source : WITNESS
This video covers general techniques for concealing the identity of your interview subject, with a focus on using a window and manual functions to create a silhouette effect. While the video provides technical instructions for using...

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