We are supporting a small-scale pilot during the Rio Summer Olympics focused on the human rights violations taking place in the context of the Games, including militarization of favelas, forced evictions, suppression of public protest and misdirected public spending. We will be collaborating with frontline communities affected by these issues.
By joining this pilot you will be invited to participate in a series of live-streams - some scheduled, some spontaneous - alongside locally-based activists in Rio, and asked to take actions that directly support activist movements on the ground.
We will be using a mix of Facebook Events, Facebook Live, Periscope, Twitter, WhatsApp and pushes to SMS, so ask you to provide this set of information. Only share what you feel comfortable sharing.
We are also testing out some assumptions about level of engagement, types of actions 'distant witnesses' will take, and interests.
If you are interested in participating in future pilots beyond this one please let us know via the form.
More information on the project: https://technology.witness.org/toolsOur WITNESS data use policy is as follows: https://witness.org/data-use-policy/ (and here's why we don't have a 'privacy' policy: https://blog.witness.org/2016/05/witness-doesnt-privacy-policy/)