WITNESS · March, 2013

WITNESS is an international organization that trains human rights defenders and activists to use video in their advocacy campaigns for change.

Latest posts by WITNESS from March, 2013

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Togo: Victory for Media Freedom, but Clashes Continue

  29 March 2013

This week, journalists in the West African nation of Togo celebrated the Constitutional Court's decision to throw out a recent law restricting media freedom. But with elections approaching, crackdowns on the press have continued, with some turning violent. This post features a series of citizen videos collected from YouTube and Twitter and curated on WITNESS' Human Rights Channel on YouTube.

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All Eyes on Kenya — and Cameras, too

  12 March 2013

In the months approaching Kenya's national elections, citizens across the country mobilized to support peace on election day. Among them are 120 human rights activists and citizen journalists who participated in WITNESS video trainings in February. Several participants recently shared their thoughts, outlining their hopes and fears for the election and explaining what motivated them to learn how to film.

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