Our project investigates how video and open source data gathered and preserved by local groups can help corroborate incidents of abuse and help communities tell their own stories.
Archiving Human Rights
Our new video “Archive!”, shows you how you can preserve and archive video evidence that can help expose and verify human rights abuses.
You shouldn’t necessarily rely on the platforms and apps you are using to live video stream to save your content, whether you’re broadcasting from Facebook or Periscope. We share tips for alternative saving methods.
Digitizing videotape collections can be a lot of work, but it can be made more manageable by selecting and prioritizing, doing what you can in-house, and collaborating and sharing resources within a community.
As archives start to collect, provide access to, and present social media collections, many ethical issues arise that need to be addressed.
Archivist Yvonne Ng discusses new initiatives out of Ferguson, Baltimore and Cleveland to collect and preserve records of police abuse and protest movements.
The Refugee Law Project (RLP) is a human rights organization in Uganda that recently undertook a video archiving project with the help of the Activist’s Guide to Archiving Video. Patrick Otim talks to WITNESS about RLP’s experience with archiving, the difficulties RLP faced, and why it is such an important project.
We’re launching a new video in our series for activists on video archiving and preservation, which covers digital video basics including file formats, encoding, and more.