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Mindfulness: Has Your Ego Slipped Inside Your Witness?

Nancy Colier | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Mindfulness is more than a social media trend. True mindfulness is a challenge that requires the fierceness of an awareness warrior, but it is a challenge that is well worth the effort.

Overcoming the Biggest Pitfall of Mindfulness

Michael Taft | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Taft

Are you feeling stuck in your practice? Did meditation lead to big positive life changes early on, but now years later you're just sort of treading water with no sense of making progress? Mindfulness meditation is an extremely helpful and useful practice, but that doesn't mean that it's perfect, or that it has no pitfalls.

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Video Activists: 6 Great Digital Cameras on a Budget

Witness | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Witness

JUST IN TIME FOR THE GIFT-GIVING SEASON, WITNESS HAS COMPILED A LIST OF SIX VIDEO CAMERAS (AND ACCESSORIES) UNDER $300 FOR ACTIVISTS This post was wr...

Doing the Right Stuff Right for Human Rights

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jim Fruchterman

Martus enables human rights defenders on the front lines of fighting abuse to stay safe and protects the identities of those who would face violence and repression for telling their stories.

Can Drones Be Used for Social Good?

Witness | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Witness

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgA wealth of thought must be invested in considering how drones could be used to capture evidence of human rights violations.

FIFA Never Thought They'd Have to Go on a PR Tour of Brazil to Sell... Soccer (VIDEO)

Witness | Posted 12.29.2013 | Impact
Witness

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgTo show they are serious about stopping forced evictions, FIFA must do more than just send PR representatives to Brazil to do damage control.

How to Explain Forced Evictions in 2 Minutes (VIDEO)

Witness | Posted 12.08.2013 | Impact
Witness

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgForced evictions happen every day, on every continent and yet many of us would likely struggle to define it, even if you've actually seen it happen.

Why Archiving Your Video Is More Important Than You Think

Witness | Posted 10.08.2013 | Impact
Witness

In today's digital environment, it is easier than ever to capture video, building a large collection quickly. However, just as quickly the files can be lost, corrupted, or rendered unusable.

Why Were We So Jubilant And Despondent After The Zimmerman Verdict?

Daniel Simon | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Daniel Simon

There have been few times in the typical American political debate where many whom are politically active and not have had such strong sentiments towa...

Why Our Thoughts Are Not Real

Nancy Colier | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Let's say that at this moment you are having a thought about a friend, something specific that she did, and what you want to say to her in response. That friend who you are thinking about is not experiencing your thought. If you don't engage with that thought, it will literally not exist.

Patton Oswalt and Prodigal Sam: A Love Story

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 08.18.2013 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

Have you heard about that thing that happened with that comedian Patton Oswalt and that dude who does funny tweets called @prodigalsam? It got me thinking about the book of Philippians and how we might learn from Sam, a campus minister, about what it means for followers of Jesus.

Director David Frankham's 'WITNESS' Views Conflict Through Photojournalists' Eyes

Turnstyle | Posted 01.19.2013 | TV
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson "The one thing that I keep coming back to with this show is that I feel like it's hard for people to behave badly and to do the ki...

How To Help End The Cycle Of Bullying, From Carrie Goldman (WATCH)

Posted 08.20.2013 | MarloThomas

Carrie Goldman, parenting expert and author of "Bullied", told me that the most important thing you can do to help stop the cycle of bullying is to ta...

How To Be A 'Good Witness' To Yourself

Anne Naylor | Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Do you have the presence of unconditional support for your projects and the challenges they bring? Do enjoy the value of a good listener who offers no comment or criticism but who is simply there for you?

My Movie Bucket List: Movie vs. Film?

Rachel DeChiara | Posted 09.17.2012 | Teen
Rachel DeChiara

What makes something a film versus a movie? I think a good amount of people would claim that they are the same thing. However, some would say that a film carries more prestige.

YouTube Launches Human Rights Channel

Posted 05.25.2012 | Impact

Gone are the days when YouTube simply served as a portal for viral videos that are entertaining and cute -- but not much more. After effectively of...

Rare Series Follows Combat Photojournalists

Posted 04.29.2012 | Media

HBO is getting "Witness," a new documentary series that follows young combat photojournalists as they document conflicts in Mexico, Libya, Uganda and ...

Syrians Face Huge Risks While Documenting Human Rights Abuse and Testimonies (VIDEO)

Witness | Posted 04.22.2012 | World
Witness

This post was written by Matisse Bustos Hawkes, Communications Manager at WITNESS Since international media have been barred from entering Syria sinc...

Technology Companies: The New Human Rights Players

Yvette Alberdingk Thijm | Posted 02.09.2012 | Impact
Yvette Alberdingk Thijm

When technology companies work together with NGOs to incorporate the best interests of their users into policies, we can keep the platforms and tools essential to the millions of citizen activists from serving the wrong side of justice.

Filming Safely and Effectively at Occupy Wall Street and Beyond

Witness | Posted 01.22.2012 | Impact
Witness

We've been training activists to use video to document human rights abuse for nearly 20 years. We'd like to share our tips for filming safely and distributing footage with an eye to the events of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Human Rights Video Now: Opportunities and Challenges

Witness | Posted 11.07.2011 | Impact
Witness

Nearly 20 years ago, our co-founder Peter Gabriel wondered what change would be possible if people who had survived human rights abuses had access to a video camera. Now that dream is being realized.

Witness Killed In Florida Gang Trial

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 10.11.2011 | Crime

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The day Eguel Geffrard was supposed to testify in the trial of the man accused of leading one of South Florida's most vi...

David Lohr

Casey Anthony's Lawyers Raise Incest Issues, Question FBI Witness About Paternity Tests

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.16.2011 | Home

Casey Anthony's defense team came out swinging this afternoon, when lawyers asked a DNA expert if law enforcement had ordered a paternity test to dete...

David Lohr

FBI Witness: No Blood Found in Casey Anthony's Trunk

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.16.2011 | Home

Casey Anthony’s defense team presented testimony this morning from the FBI’s forensic DNA expert who had examined evidence in the case. The testim...

Interview: Actress Kelly McGillis in Stake Land

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.20.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When first seen in Jim Mickle's rough-edged vampire movie, Stake Land, opening in limited release Friday (4/22/11), Kelly McGillis is in a badly torn ...