Redrawing Boundaries: WITNESS and the Politics of Citizen Videos.

Farrell, N., 2015. Redrawing Boundaries: WITNESS and the Politics of Citizen Videos. Global Media and Communication, 11 (3), pp. 237-253.

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DOI: 10.1177/1742766515606291

Abstract

This article engages with several pressing issues revolving around ‘citizen witnessing’, with specific reference to the human rights advocacy group, WITNESS. In the course of tracing WITNESS’ development over the past two decades, it offers an evaluative assessment of the challenges its members have faced in promoting a grassroots, citizen-centred approach to video reportage. More specifically, this advocacy is informed by an ethical commitment to advancing human rights causes by equipping citizens in crisis situations with cameras, and the training to use them, so that they might bear witness to the plight of others. In so doing, this article argues, WITNESS offers a tactical reformulation of the guiding tenets of peace journalism, one with considerable potential for recasting anew its strategic priorities.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1742-7665
Uncontrolled Keywords:Citizen journalism crisis reporting digital technology evidence human rights video witnessing
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Media School
ID Code:22866
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:09 Nov 2015 12:14
Last Modified:09 Nov 2015 12:14

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