TITAN
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
NEWS  | 

Youtube Promotes Human Rights via New Channel


Friday, 25th May 2012 at 1:23 pm
Staff Reporter
A US Not for Profit, WITNESS, has teamed up with online video sharing website, Youtube to launch a new human rights chanel to promote citizens by uploading short documentaries on under reported stories.


Friday, 25th May 2012
at 1:23 pm
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Youtube Promotes Human Rights via New Channel
Friday, 25th May 2012 at 1:23 pm

A screenshot of Youtube's new Human Rights channel. 

A US Not for Profit, WITNESS, has teamed up with online video sharing website, Youtube to launch a new human rights chanel to promote citizens by uploading short documentaries on under reported stories.

Youtube News Manager, Olivia Ma and WITNESS Program Director, Sam Gregory said that the site was designed to feature content from a slate of human rights organisations already sharing their work on YouTube

WITNESS is an international Not for Profit organisation that uses video and storytelling to record otherwise undocumented abuses and amplify previously unheard voices.

“We hope this project can not only be a catalyst to awareness, but offer people new avenues for action and impact,” they said.

“The channel is committed to providing new citizen creators as well as viewers with the tools and information necessary so that every citizen can become a more effective human rights defender.”

Video plays an important role in highlighting what occurs when governments and individuals in power abuse their authority, according to a Youtube blog post

Currently the Youtube channel features stories about land clashes in Cambodia, hunger strikes in Bahrain and a follow up of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

“We’ve seen this play out on a global stage during the Arab Spring, for example: during the height of the activity, 100,000 videos were uploaded from Egypt, a 70% increase on the preceding three months,” Ma and Gregory said. 

 




Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers?

Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Major Sydney Event Explores Human Rights And Technology

Contributor

Tuesday, 17th July 2018 at 7:30 am

Next-Gen Indigenous Leader Addresses UN Human Rights Council

Paul Carter

Wednesday, 4th July 2018 at 3:21 pm

Awkward Moments in the Spotlight

Estelle Stathoulis

Friday, 25th May 2018 at 5:13 pm

2017 was a ‘Dismal’ Year for Human Rights in Australia

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 10th January 2018 at 3:02 pm

POPULAR

Psychosocial Disability Stream Added to NDIS

Maggie Coggan

Wednesday, 10th October 2018 at 5:07 pm

Making Tourism More Inclusive For All

Luke Michael

Monday, 8th October 2018 at 5:24 pm

Caution Needed Over Autism Diagnosis Guidelines

Maggie Coggan

Wednesday, 17th October 2018 at 5:25 pm

Resilient Families Becomes First SBB to Mature in Australia

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 10th October 2018 at 4:57 pm

TITAN
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

The social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!