January, 2010

Guest post: College Basketball Powerhouses Come Together for Darfur

Regions: United States

Issues: Crimes against humanity, Genocide, Refugees

Tags: advocacy, american football, darfur, sport, television, video

Haiti Earthquake - video and resources

Regions: Haiti

Issues: Humanitarian, Natural disasters

Tags: earthquake, Haiti, humanitarian disaster, port-au-prince

We're not tracking the Haiti earthquake ourselves, but here are a few links to those who are...

Google unmuzzles itself in China

Regions: China, United States

Issues: Corporations and human rights, Freedom of opinion & expression

Tags: censorship, chilling effects, google, googlecn, internet

Google has received brickbats a-plenty for its stance in China, where, in order to be permitted to operate by the Chinese government, the search company agreed to censor particular "sensitive" search results - Tiananmen, Dalai Lama, democracy, human rights, and so on.

Looking back, looking forward…


It's only a few days into the New Year, and the WITNESS team is already working hard around the world with our local partners, transforming powerful stories of human rights abuses into tools for justice through video. I would like to pause for a moment to take a look back at some of our successes in 2009, especially since many of you helped us get there.