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Looking Back at 2 Years of the Hub - Top 10 Most Read Blog Posts

Regions: Global

Tags: blog, issues, most read, retrospective, videos

December 2009 marks the Hub's official two-year anniversary and we're looking back at the most popular videos, issues, campaigns, and blog posts since our launch. There's a lot to cover - the Hub is now home to 3,000 videos on a range of human rights issues from all around the world. Since 2007, more than 9,700 people have created accounts on the Hub, 177 organizations have created group pages, and Hub content has been viewed more than 8 million times. This list marks the most read posts on our blog - see more on our 2-year retrospective posts.


Looking Back at 2 Years of the Hub - Top 10 Most Mentioned Issues

Regions: Global

Tags: campaigns, Hub, issues, retrospective, videos

December 2009 marks the Hub's official two-year anniversary and we're looking back at the most popular videos, issues, campaigns, and blog posts since our launch. There's a lot to cover - the Hub is now home to 3,000 videos on a range of human rights issues from all around the world. Since 2007, more than 9,700 people have created accounts on the Hub, 177 organizations have created group pages, and Hub content has been viewed more than 8 million times. This list marks the most mentioned issues - see more on our 2-year retrospective posts.


Looking Back at 2 Years of the Hub - Top 10 Most Viewed Videos

Regions: Global

Tags: Hub, most viewed, retrospective, videos

December 2009 marks the Hub's official two-year anniversary and we're looking back at the most popular videos, issues, campaigns, and blog posts since our launch. There's a lot to cover - the Hub is now home to 3,000 videos on a range of human rights issues from all around the world. Since 2007, more than 9,700 people have created accounts on the Hub, 177 organizations have created group pages, and Hub content has been viewed more than 8 million times. This list marks the most viewed videos - see more on our 2-year retrospective lists


Videos that opened our eyes to human rights in 2009

Regions: Global

Tags: 2009, images, udhr, udhr60, visual

Last year we asked people to tell us what images had opened their eyes to human rights. The responses were fascinating and a true testament to the power of visual imagery to capture the consciousness of people across boundaries. This year, to keep the conversation going, I asked WITNESS staff and interns to think about human rights videos they saw in 2009 that made an impact on them.


Digital Media and Iran's Green Movement: A Look Back with Cameran Ashraf

Regions: Iran

Issues: Elections, Freedom of opinion & expression

Tags: ahmadinejad, censorship, digital media, Elections, gerdab, Green Movement, mousavi, Protests, safety, security, social media, twitter, video, web 2.0

December 7 was Student Day in Iran, a day when students traditionally commemorate the deaths of three Iranian students who were protesting the Shah in 1953. This year, the Student Day protests were especially poignant because they demonstrated that Iran's Green Movement is still very much alive. And, like the post-election protests in June, news about the demonstrations was delivered to the world via tools like Twitter and YouTube.


What Can Civil Society Learn from Evgeny Morozov’s Critique of Web 2.0?

Regions: Global

Tags: ethics, new media, online, risks, safety, security, video authenticity, web 2.0

It's easy to get excited about the potential power of the internet to fight government impunity, curb human rights abuses, and induce democratic reforms in authoritarian states. New Media experts like Clay Shirky see enormous potential in social media.


Upwards and Onwards to 2010: WITNESS' New Strategic Vision

WITNESS has had its most successful year ever, thanks to your support and partnership. This is the moment to say: "thank you."

I’m excited to share with you what inspires me and where WITNESS is going in this moment in the world today; a moment of amazing opportunity to achieve its mission.


WITNESS & STAND Partnership Spotlight: Pledge on Camera

Regions: Global, United States

Issues: Armed conflict, Crimes against humanity, Genocide, Internally displaced persons, Refugees

Tags: genocide, GPTF, mass atrocities, STAND, WITNESS

On November 9th, over 800 youth anti-genocide leaders from around the United States gathered in Washington D.C. to lobby their Senators and Representatives - carrying videos made especially for them.  It was the largest genocide prevention lobby day in U.S. history, and an unprecedented day in video advocacy. 

This quick video report-back from the lobby day in D.C. features student responses from our partner organization STAND and how we ushered in a new era of video advocacy with the Pledge on Camera campaign.   Additionally, below you can also watch a few of the 50 unique, personalized and innovatiive videos that student activists made for their Senators.