Video4Change Network Blog

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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Video4Change Network Updates, September 2020

Video4Change Network Updates, September 2020

As a Network, we have seen video being put to work in trying to document and raise awareness for moments of hope and solidarity, but also to address and lay bare moments of abuse of power and violent authoritarianism. Video makers are adapting to the new situation and are finding ways to investigate what’s happening to affected communities on the frontlines or continue projects they were forced to put on hold for a while.

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The Basics of Video Resolution

The Basics of Video Resolution

With smartphones, DSLRs, and monitor brands racking up on 4K and even 8K offerings, a good understanding of the basics of video resolution is timely. Resolution has an overall effect on the image quality of videos. The higher the resolution, the clearer a video will be. Resolution also affects the file size of videos.

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The case of Assa Asso: Filming protests is not treason

The case of Assa Asso: Filming protests is not treason

The Indonesian government has been routinely accused of restricting freedom of expression in Indonesia, Papua, and West Papua. Adding to such threats against freedom of expression is the June 24, 2020 verdict against Papuan Voices journalist and filmmaker Assa Asso (also known as Stracky Yally), who was sentenced by the Indonesian government to one year in prison for committing treason when he documented on his Facebook account the same anti-racism protests that transpired in August and September 2019.

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Kasus Assa Asso: Mendokumentasikan protes bukanlah makar!

Kasus Assa Asso: Mendokumentasikan protes bukanlah makar!

Bukti terancamnya kebebasan berekspresi di Indonesia ini diperkuat dengan dijatuhkannya hukuman kepada Assa Asso (yang juga dikenal sebagai Stracky Yally), seorang jurnalis dan sineas dari organisasi Papuan Voices, pada tanggal 24 Juni 2020. Assa Asso dijatuhi hukuman penjara selama satu tahun atas dugaan makar ketika dia mendokumentasikan protes anti-rasisme yang terjadi di bulan Agustus dan September 2019 melalui akun Facebooknya.

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Video4Change Network Updates, July 2020

Video4Change Network Updates, July 2020

As a Network, we have seen video being put to work in trying to document and raise awareness for moments of hope and solidarity, but also to address and lay bare moments of abuse of power and violent authoritarianism that have followed in the wake of COVID-19 societal restrictions. The July 2020 Video4Change Network update will highlight notable efforts by the Video4Change Network members.

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Recording a Video Podcast Remotely Using Free and Open-Source Software

Recording a Video Podcast Remotely Using Free and Open-Source Software

Here at EngageMedia, we just released the pilot episode of “Pretty Good Podcast: Discussions on Digital Rights” and are about to publish our second episode. After experiencing firsthand the intricacies of podcast production, we thought we’d share some of our learnings, especially since we wanted to use Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for the recording of the show. This short resource guide is also tailored for remote work — a new reality brought to us by the current times.

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