Over the past year, WITNESS' Human Rights Channel curated over 800 citizen videos documenting human rights. Today we release our 2014 Year in Review.
Today, more people than ever have the ability to record otherwise hidden abuses, and upload them for the world to see. But with so much user-generated content, it is hard to find these critical videos, and even harder to determine what they depict, and if they are authentic.
The mission of the Human Rights Channel is to curate and analyze eyewitness videos of human rights abuse, and work with peers to ensure that these sorts of videos are seen by those who can make a difference. Launched on May 24, 2012, the HRC is a project of WITNESS, powered by Storyful, and hosted on YouTube.