Critics of Castro’s government face a surge in targeted repression despite talks of normalized relations between Cuba and the US.
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.