I have been trying to send your emails but they kept bouncing back. I hope this goes through.
This year’s Call for Applications for WITNESS’ 2008 Video Advocacy Institute (VAI) produced an overwhelming response from human rights activists from around the globe. We received 200 applications from 65 different countries, and are only able to extend an invitation to 30 applicants. Unfortunately, we are unable to extend an invitation to you to this year’s VAI, and hope that you understand that this is not a reflection on the importance of your human rights work.
You are now on the WITNESS mailing list and will be informed of future trainings. Please email if you do not want to receive this information. There are also online training resources available on the WITNESS website that will help you incorporate video into your human rights campaigns:
• Video for Change: The WITNESS handbook for video advocacy, for free download in English, French, Spanish, and Russian (printed versions are also available in Turkish and Indonesian) (http://www.witness.org/videoforchange).
• Video Advocacy Tools: The Video Action Plan available in English and the Video for Change short video production for free download in English, French and Spanish (http://www.witness.org/videoadvocacyplan).
• Technical Tools: A guide for camera handling, shooting techniques and lighting. The manual for free download is available in English, French and Spanish. The online video is available to watch in English and Spanish. (http://www.witness.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=29&Itemid=62).
• Hub: WITNESS’ new online forum to upload, share and act on human rights video, images, and sound clips (http://hub.witness.org).
We wish you continued success with your work defending human rights. Thank you for your dedication and commitment.
Tina L. Singleton