Digital Freedoms – “My camera is my weapon”.

Amnesty ICM 2013

Panic Button is an app designed for smart phones that sends out a GPS distress signal if activated. (c) Amnesty International Panic Button is an app designed for smart phones that sends out a GPS distress signal if activated. (c) Amnesty International

Written by Remzi Cej, Chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission, Canada, @remzicej

“My camera is my weapon”. These are the words of Nariman, a Palestinian woman from the West Bank. She recorded her brother being shot by the Israeli Defence Forces during a peaceful protest – sadly he subsequently died. Using the video as her evidence, Nariman is now calling on the Israeli military to investigate and punish the soldiers who shot her brother.

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