By: bryan, Posted: Feb 26 10
Three weeks ago my colleague Sameer posted an update regarding some technical problems we've been having on the Hub.
We've been working to address those issues and as a result have been working to move the Hub to new servers. We've also been looking at new technical solutions for hosting and encoding videos.
We all share the desire to create a just world. At WITNESS, we share your passion to right the wrongs and to support those fighting for their rights. However, as our campaigns are aimed at creating systemic change, human rights impact can require patience, persistence, and a long view of a better world.
In 1973, more than 20,000 people from the Endorois, an indigenous pastoralist community in Kenya were evicted from their lands by the Kenyan government to make way for a game reserve and tourist resort. For years, the Endorois community tried to fight the government’s decision, without success. Turned away by the courts in Kenya, the Endorois took their case in 2003 to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR).
Over the past few weeks, we've become aware of a problem on our servers that affects uploading and viewing some videos on the Hub. We want to take this opportunity to apologize to our community of users for any inconvenience this may cause you.
We can assure those of our users this has affected that we are working to resolve this issue and we will give you another update on this at the end of February. We also want to assure you that all video and other content contributed to the Hub is safe.
In a landmark ruling on February 4th, the African Union has condemned the expulsion of the Endorois
Co-authored by Zack Brisson & Laura Heaton
Four years ago, asking the President of the United States a meaningful question would have required serious power, uncommon access, or a lot of luck combined with being in the right place at the right time. Not anymore.
In early January, during our holiday break, Chris Michael, Program Coordinator at WITNESS, and I visited WITNESS’ partner LICADHO, the Cambodian League for the Promotion & Defense of Human Rights, in Phnom Penh.