Hello, Hub blog readers! My name is Teague Schneiter, and I am a new intern at WITNESS. I've come here through a partnership between WITNESS and my Master's program at the University of Amsterdam in Preservation & Presentation of the Moving Image, and though there have been a number of students from the P&P program at WITNESS, I have the exciting privilege of being the first to join forces with the Hub.
From WITNESS partner LICADHO:
At 4 am this morning [July 17, 2009], dozens of armed police took up positions around Group 78 in order to enforce a municipal order that they dismantle their homes or be forcibly removed.
Government representatives of 7 countries, as well as the World Bank, United Nations and others, are calling on the Government of Cambodia to stop all forced evictions in the country.
By: Diana Tung, Posted: Jul 16 09
At about 9 am this morning, journalist and new media thinker Rebecca Mackinnon retweeted a message from user amoiist saying: "I have been arrested by Mawei police, SOS." The original tweet was posted yesterday with another message asking for help. amoiist is Peter Guo, an active blogger in China. He's previously written on internet censorship, as reported by Global Voices Online, and PC World notes that Guo's arrest is not an isolated incident.
According to Fred Joseph, president of the North American Securities Administrators Association, “Elder financial abuse is becoming the crime of the 21st century’’. He was quoted in a Washington Post article that focused on the link between the growing recession in the U.S.
A few months ago I wrote about our new partnership with Chintan in India. Lots of planning, training, and shooting have happened since then and now I am back in beautiful Delhi to facilitate the editing of the first video co-produced by Chintan and WITNESS.
How do we turn information into action? This key question has been vividly debated over the past few days in an online dialogue at New Tactics in Human Rights. With contributions by activists and groups from around the world, the interesting conversation yielded several great examples of info-activism and the use of new technologies for advocacy.
By: povamdoc, Posted: Jul 14 09
Eliza Licht is Director of Community Engagement and Education for POV.
Watch “The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court” tonight on PBS’ POV at 10 pm (check local listings). Here's our description of the film:
I recently had the chance to spend some quality time with some of the crew behind South by Southwest Special Jury Award-winning "The Way We Get By" while I was at the Bay Area Video Coalition's exceptional Producer's Institute*.