[artinfo] WITNESS.org on technology, social media, video, and human rights

Sameer Padania sameerpadania at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Oct 6 13:37:09 CEST 2011

Hi everyone,

the human rights organisation WITNESS has just released *Cameras 
Everywhere*, a new report about the relationships between video, 
technology, social media, privacy and human rights.
The report, on which I am lead author and researcher, is is aimed at 
engineers, product managers, executives, VCs and other investors in 
the technology/social media sphere, as well as at NGOs, activists, 
policy-makers and donors/foundations, and is designed in part to 
bring those working in and funding these very distinct fields a 
little closer together. It makes specific and concrete 
recommendations of how to make technology and social media more 
protective of human rights - I hope you will find both the analysis 
and the recommendations thought-provoking and practically useful, and 
we welcome your feedback and responses.  Of course, please feel free 
to share it with those you think should see it (though please be 
aware that at the moment it is only available in English.)

The report can be downloaded at the WITNESS website, along with 
further information about the overall WITNESS Cameras Everywhere 
initiative at:

There is also an interview with me about the issues covered in the 
report on the BBC Outriders website at:

If you use, cite or blog about the report, or if you'd like to share 
your comments and responses with us directly, or if you'd just like 
further information, please get in touch with WITNESS at 
cameraseverywhere at witness.org, or via Twitter 
(http://twitter.com/witnessorg), and please also feel free to contact 
me too.

Best wishes,


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