The images that move us all

I gave a presentation at the wonderful New York-based NGO Witness this week. The organisation improves human rights through the global use and distribution of video cameras to document abuses and events.

I was asked to talk about my new book, The Blogging Revolution, and the ways in which new technology is rapidly shifting the goal-posts of information dissemination.

The Hub is their new project that uses the interactive nature of the web to mobilise activists on human rights issues.

Now this:

For 15 years, WITNESS has harnessed the power of video to advance human rights. In honor of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10th, we’re asking our friends and partners to answer the following question:

What image opened your eyes to human rights? Was it an image or video that gave you hope, or did it show you how much further we needed to go and inspire you to take action?

In this video, Antony Loewenstein, author of the Blogging Revolution, talks about one of the images that made an impression on him and led him to take action:

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