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About WITNESS Media Archive

The mission of the WITNESS Media Archive is to collect, document and preserve audiovisual human rights documentation for posterity; to support the ongoing work of WITNESS partners; and to provide access to a broader community of advocates, researchers, filmmakers, and journalists, now and in the future. We believe that archives can and should play an important role in the support of human rights advocacy, prosecution of justice, and the preservation and access of important historical narratives.

The video collection comprises over 3000 hours of video from human rights defenders around the world. Footage includes witnes and victim testimonies, abuses caught on tape, interviews with key human rights defenders, evidentiary submissions, and footage of cultural events and daily life.

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WITNESS Media Archive's recent content

Witnessed: 5575 times

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EVERY WOMAN HAS A STORY, EVERY STORY CAN CREATE CHANGE

2009 WITNESS Focus for Change Video. Highlighting WITNESS' use of video to end violence against women

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Regions: Global

Issues: Women's rights

Witnessed: 5621 times

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Witnessed: 4690 times

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Witnessed: 2842 times

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Witnessed: 3358 times

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Ecuador's Black Plague

Running Time: 4:24 min

Regions: Ecuador

Issues: Corporations and human rights

Witnessed: 2849 times

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Witnessed: 3790 times

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Witness to Truth (Excerpts)

Running Time: 7 min.

A Video Report and Recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Sierra Leone

Regions: Sierra Leone

Issues: Child soldiers, Rape and sexual abuse, War crimes

Witnessed: 4216 times

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Enchaines par Promesses: L'Esclavage Contemporain Dans Les Campagnes du Bresil (Extraits)

Running Time: 03:51 min.

The video above contains excerpts from "Bound by Promises."

Regions: Brazil

Issues: Slavery & forced labor

Witnessed: 4419 times

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Shoot on Sight

Watch "Shoot on Sight" and contact Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon to demand UN Security Council action on Eastern Burma and to exert immediate pressure on the military junta in Burma to stop violence a...

Regions: Myanmar, Thailand

Issues: Internally displaced persons, Mass killings, Refugees

Witnessed: 10670 times

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