I’ve been a little quiet on the blogging front in recent months, and here’s why. Over the past year, I have been working with WITNESS as lead researcher and lead author on a new report with my former WITNESS colleagues Sam Gregory, Yvette Alberdingkthijm and Bryan Nunez. It’s part of a broader initiative called Cameras Everywhere that Sam and I co-conceived and -developed when I still worked at WITNESS. It’s both exciting and gratifying to see the leadership role that WITNESS has taken with this initiative, not only in the field of video for change, but also more broadly in the sphere of technology and human rights – it’s a difficult job, trying to bridge the gaps between disparate sectors, but I hope this report can help demystify some of the key issues for all involved, and catalyse more open and constructive debate.
The report, which is based on over 40 interviews with experts in technology, media, human rights, policy and social media, just launched over on WITNESS’ website here (and here is a direct download link for the PDF file). We’re looking forward to your feedback and responses – let us know if you blog or write about it.
UPDATE: I’ve put it on Scribd too: