Grants & Awards

Witness: The Hub

    1. Date Awarded: 2007

    1. Location: USA/International

    1. Film Status: Grant awarded in 2007

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About this Grantee:

The Hub is a website that will completely revolutionize the way human rights activists and concerned citizens around the world engage in video advocacy. Not unlike YouTube of MySpace the Hub is devoted to human rights video that can be uploaded or downloaded by anyone in the world to create change. The Hub will be the leading global online destination where concerned citizens, activists, journalists, researchers, and advocates worldwide will be able upload human rights related media from handheld devices or personal computers, create and join communities, and respond to calls to action around the abuses they witness. WITNESS is an international human rights organization that provides training and support to local groups to use video in their human rights advocacy campaigns. Beyond providing video cameras and editing equipment, WITNESS is committed to facilitating exposure for its partners’ issues on a global scale. WITNESS helps broker relationships with international media outlets, government officials, policymakers, activists, and the general public so that once a video is made, it can be used as a tool to advocate for change.