Citizen Witnessing: Challenges and Opportunities
Fri, April 17, 2015; 11:45 - 13:00
Location: SBS, Seminar 8
With smart phones now in the hands of over a billion people, video is playing a critical role in exposing injustices and creating social change. People are capturing, documenting and sharing images and stories of hope and abuse—from atrocities in Syria to LGBTI bullying in South Africa to police violence in the United States. As a result, social change activists are more diverse than ever. Discover how traditional activists and NGOs, along with media collectives, citizen journalists, accidental witnesses, and others are finding new ways to achieve their goals using this powerful tool.