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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 find and verify citizen videos of human rights abuse, and make sure they are seen by those who can make a difference. The Human Rights Channel also works to empower media activists behind the cameras by distributing language-appropriate resources to help them film safely and effectively. Launched on May 24, 2012, the HRC is a project of WITNESS, powered by Storyful, and hosted on YouTube.

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  • evict_them

    September 2013

    In September, the team working on Forced Evictions developed an engagement strategy around our new short animation, Evict Them in 5 East Steps (developed and produced with Amnesty International). This process involved determining our elements of focus. The str...

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    February 2014

    The Human Rights Channel faced an interesting challenge when a widely circulated video on police abuse in Venezuela turned out not to be from the country, and the HRC followed up by writing a blog post about the challenges of verifying footage. The HRC is also...

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