Bearing Witness: Issues in Audiovisual Human Rights Documentation and Archiving
Issues in Audiovisual Human Rights Documentation and Archiving
The use of video as a tool in human rights documentation, advocacy, and prosecution of justice is a relatively new development. WITNESS is a human rights organization founded on the premise that video can be a uniquely powerful and effective complement to more traditional mechanisms. Collection, curation and management of audiovisual documentation pose particular challenges for activists and archivists alike; this paper will describe how WITNESS addresses issues of consent, security, description, access, and rights within the context of an audiovisual human rights collection.