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Video4Change Network Updates, November 2020

Video4Change Network Updates, November 2020

Societies around the world continue to experience attacks against the right to peaceful assemblies, media censorship, and roadblocks to exercising their right to education and livelihood, among other challenges to upholding human rights globally. But video also continues to be used to expose these attacks and challenges, communicating underrepresented narratives to more audiences through creative concepts, grassroots storytelling, and the use of existing technologies to their advantage.

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The Video4Change Network welcomes six new members

The Video4Change Network welcomes six new members

After our successful call for applications last August 2020, we are happy to finally introduce the following six video for change organisations that have been welcomed to the Video4Change Network. These organisations were chosen from the almost 20 applications the Network received and through a thorough selection process wherein all existing members were heard.

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@refugeelawproj: A journey of 1000 miles starts with the 1st step. That step began for 16 video advocates who completed training in using @video4change. While our aim is to amplify voices of @Refugees & host youth, the same skills have provided a livelihood too @witness_africa

Filming police violence comes risk. Here are some ways to mitigate:

-automatically backup footage
-use authentication apps
-protect the identity of protestors
share strategically.

Get more tips on doing this ethically in this piece by @AdebayOkeowo: https://blog.witness.org/2020/10/role-video-evidence-nigerias-endsars-movement/

If you contribute to or amplify media of political actions, then it is essential to know how to make an impact while upholding best practices for digital security and ethics.

Learn 11/25 from 1-3 pm EST at our training w @SeedSovereignty and Tiny Gigantic: tinyurl/Dig-Dfence

WITNESS' senior archivist @ng_yvonne will be on a panel of practitioners later today, discussing what documenting #policeviolence looks like in 2020, what challenges they are facing, as well as how they see the work evolving. Join the call: https://www.theengineroom.org/community-call-documenting-police-violence-in-2020/ #archiving

"Namrah the Brave survived being trafficked, but now even her family is ashamed – how will she rise up and own her name?"

Still I Rise, a short film produced by @carouselmedia, advocates restoring the dignity and rights of survivors of sex trafficking.


Two of Video Volunteers' community correspondents have won state awards for their work on child rights and human trafficking!

Join us in congratulating @hariharnagbansi & #AvijitAdhikary for winning the Shishushree 2020 awarded by @WBCPCR.

‘Ali ‘Eid: "Stones were raining down on our yard. Slowly, more and more settlers arrived, most of them wearing masks".
‘Osama ‘Eid: "It was the most violent attack I’ve been through since we moved to this house seven years ago".

Israeli settlers stone homes in Burin:

Power to the people of #Thailand! ✊🏿🙌🏿

📢 10 Tips for Filming Protests & Police Abuse: https://wit.to/FilmingPoliceBrutality

📢 Filming Protests, Demonstrations & Police Conduct: https://wit.to/FilmingPoliceViolence-Protests

📢 Filming a Protest - Video Series: https://wit.to/Filming-Protests


Margaret Nabatanzi from Uganda shares her wisdom on how to gain largest harvest of gold amaranth seeds.
Margaret's knowledge allowed her to build a small, successful business on the production of healthy and nutritious foods from the common amaranth seed.

Don't miss a chance to see some amazing short films by even more amazing young people. Get your FilmAid Film Festival pass today - https://filmaid.eventive.org/

🙏@StatePRM for your continued and steadfast support of our work. @InternewsKE @filmaidkenya https://twitter.com/StatePRM/status/1328040093098110980

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