The channel seeks to be the preeminent source for collecting and sharing citizen video relevant to human rights.
WASHINGTON May 24, 2012 HumanRightsChannel
The project grew out of a dialogue between WITNESS and Google in the wake of the Arab Spring to discuss ways in which the web community could better come together around human rights advocacy. The exponential growth of portable video devices – especially in developing nations – has enabled everyday citizens to record otherwise hidden abuses and to advance human rights from the grassroots level.
The channel will feature:
- Daily updates
- Featured stories
- Tools and tactics
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