30 May 2012
As well as being a portal for cute and entertaining videos, YouTube has launched a Human Rights Channel, where serious human rights stories can be told. YouTube is keen to enable citizen journalists and organisations to upload footage on under-reported human rights stories.
‘In the case of human rights, video plays a particularly important role in illuminating what occurs when governments and individuals in power abuse their positions,’ the official YouTube press release says.
‘We hope this project can be a catalyst to awareness and offer people new avenues for action and impact.’
YouTube recently offered a medium to educate 90 million-plus people about the atrocious crimes committed by warlord Joseph Kony.
From CathNews New Zealand.