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Video Report Back from Pledge2Protect Lobby Day

Regions: United States

Issues: Crimes against humanity, Genocide, Mass killings

Tags: GPTF, Pledge2Protect, STAND, WITNESS

This is a quick video report-back from Pledge2Protect's lobby day - which was the largest genocide prevention lobby day in U.S. history.  Please watch the video, and see my latest post on the Pledge2Protect campaign and how students from our partner organization STAND, the student-led division of Genocide Intervention Network, ushered-in a new era of video advocacy!



Video Spotlight: In Silence, Maternal Mortality in India

Regions: India

Tags: Health and Human Rights, Health Care, maternal health

**This post is part of an ongoing series that showcases users and videos from the Hub**


Pledge2Protect: Largest Lobby Day in Genocide Prevention History - and with Video!

Regions: Global, United States

Issues: Armed conflict, Crimes against humanity, Genocide, Mass killings

Tags: genocide, genocide prevention, lobby day, mass atrocities, Pledge2Protect, video advocacy

UPDATE 11.10.09:  Watch this video report-back from lobby day, which features how STAND activists ushered-in a new era of video advocacy!  

This past weekend I've been with over 800 youth anti-genocide leaders from around the country in Washington D.C. as part of Pledge2Protect, a conference designed to educate, empower and highlight the work of activists who are driving the movement to prevent and stop genocide and mass atrocities (see my last post to learn more about the conference and the campaign).

Counterbalance begins screenings

Regions: India

Issues: Labor

Tags: Chintan, dehli, Environment, wastepickers, wasterecyclers

On 14 November in New York City, the 8th Annual Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council (MIAAC) Film Festival will screen Counterbalance, the co-production between WITNESS and our partner in Delhi, Chintan. After the screening of Counterbalance and two other films (see below), I will join Professor Lauhona Ganguly from the New School and film maker Sunil Gupta on a panel about Video for Change in India.

Video Spotlight: Stories That Kill

Regions: Colombia

Issues: Corruption, Freedom of opinion & expression

Tags: corruption, Farc, government censorship, murder, persecution, threats

**This post is part of an ongoing series that showcases users and videos from the Hub**

"In Colombia, there is freedom of expression. You can say whatever you want, but after that they kill you or they mark you and kill you." - Manuel Rosental, Journalist in exile


Honest Truths: What are the Ethics of Making Documentaries?

Regions: Global

Tags: accuracy, archives, consent, ethics, filmmaking, journalism, online, reenactments, safety, security, video

The indispensable folks at American University's Center for Social Media have published a new report: Honest Truths: Documentary Filmmakers on Ethical Challenges in Their Work. The report addresses issues include staging and reenactments, editing, paying subjects, protecting vulnerable or endangered subjects, reusing footage for other purposes, and using archival materials. It finds that while most documentarians consider ethics to be at the heart of what they do, they face considerable challenges due to resource constraints and a lack of standards for confronting ethical dilemmas.