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WITNESS "uses video and online technologies to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations. We empower people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice, promoting public engagement and policy change...

"WITNESS was founded in 1992 by musician and activist Peter Gabriel and the Reebok Human Rights Foundation as a project of the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (now Human Rights First). In 1988, Peter was part of Amnesty International’s Human Rights Now! Tour." [1]


In 2005, they received $200,000 from the Ford Foundation for "its worldwide human rights video advocacy programs."

Core Partners [2]

"Below is a listing of our current Core Partners and a description of their work with WITNESS:




Europe and the former Soviet Union

Directors [3]

Advisory Committee [4]


80 Hanson Place, 5th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: (718) 783-2000
Fax: (718) 783-1593
Web: http://www.witness.org

Resources and articles

Related SourceWatch articles


  1. About WITNESS, Witness, accessed July 7, 2007.
  2. Core Partners, Witness, accessed July 7, 2007.
  3. Board of Directors, Witness, accessed July 7, 2007.
  4. Advisory Committee, Witness, accessed July 7, 2007.