Workshop Video as Evidence Environmental Defense Guide

Arul Prakkash, WITNESS
Kartika Pratiwi, WITNESS

  • Tuesday, 23 May 2023 (Day 2)
  • 15:00 – 16:30 hrs (GMT+7)
  • CMU Art Center – Exhibition Hall 3

We recognize the great risks that environmental defenders take to stand up to power and understand that the collection of visual evidence is only one strategy communities use to protect their environmental human rights. Environmental defenders and monitors living close to natural habitats have always been the first line of defense against the industries responsible for the destruction of our shared natural resources. Time after time, affected peoples have peacefully stood up to the corporate exploitation of forests, wetlands, oceans, coastlines, skies, and biodiversity hotspots. Our new Video As Evidence Environmental Defense Guide, as part of our #Video4Earth campaign, is created to help community-based documenters collect visual documentation of environmental human rights crimes and violations so that the documentation can be effectively used in advocacy and accountability processes. It features learnings from numerous partners and allies in this fight, utilizing a wealth of tactics and technologies to achieve justice for their communities.