There are challenges and opportunities in virtual reality, live and immersive media for social good. New WITNESS projects aim to channel this empathy into meaningful action.
Video for Change
This week tech and human rights activists will gather at RightsCon in Silicon Valley. WITNESS will be in attendance to discuss issues around visual media.
We discuss why visual anonymity is important for protecting activists using video for change & look at YouTube’s newly improved blurring functionality.
New Android app CameraV helps verify and store contextual information about pieces of citizen media to improve their ability to be used for documentation.
How can we use the power of live video to connect people to the causes they care about, & provide immediate & meaningful ways to act by using their skills?
How can emerging tech tools like live-streaming or task routing apps be used to connect communities of support with activists on the ground in real time?
WITNESS’ top picks for SXSW 2016 panels.
A dedicated online video-sharing site could show the breadth and scale of human rights violations worldwide, and enable coordinated action.
We share our 2015 hopes for what we’d like to see happen with developments in technology that can support citizen witnessing.