Sam Gregory is stepping into the role of Executive Director at WITNESS. He is a highly respected human rights leader and award-winning technologist who brings over 25 years of global experience innovating and leading interventions at the intersections of video, technology, and human rights.
WITNESS is pleased to announce three new members of its Board of Directors: Adelin Cai, Debora Diniz, and Julie Owono. Ms. Cai also serves on the Board’s Governance and Nominations Committee.
The Russian human rights NGO was named one of 2022’s Nobel Peace Prize laureates. WITNESS partnered with Memorial in the mid 2000s to co-produce advocacy videos about forced disappearances, extra-judicial killings, and torture committed by the Russian military during the Chechen wars.
Our Tech Advocacy Program Manager, Dia Kayyali, will speak at the “Content Moderation & Removal at Scale” conference, Feb. 5, 2019, in Brussels.
A proposed law encourages the use of opaque algorithms that could threaten content created by human rights defenders, alternative media, and journalists.
Kayyali joined experts in the technology, human rights, and policymaking worlds to urge Zuckerberg to develop a more ethical and principled company.
27 Dec WITNESS Joins Over 100 Families and Organizations Calling to Repeal NY Police Secrecy Law 50-aNews and Events, Press | matisse
We joined Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) and over 100 organizations and family members of people killed by the police in New York to call for a full repeal of law 50-a.
The report tracks how WITNESS is collaborating with affected communities, legal advocacy organizations and media outlets to track cases of enforcement abuse by ICE. It also highlights our direct training of communities to use their own media tools to document wrongdoing.
WITNESS joins 70 international organizations and individuals to call on Google to end Project Dragonfly, the censored search app for China.
Effective immediately, and pursuant to our policies, WITNESS will not be working with or associated with Stalin K. Padma in any manner, pending a full investigation into these allegations.