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New Mobile App 'CameraV' Helps Documenters Create Verifiable Media

By Morgan Hargrave, WITNESS

As the influence of the internet has grown, so has its importance for human rights documentation. This explosion of content has created new challenges and opportunities. While more human rights documentation is definitely better, it’s not always easier.

One of the major challenges that we’ve aimed to tackle in recent years is how to verify and find contextual information about pieces of citizen media. This topic has become a primary focus of our curation, advocacy, and training work. And for the last few years, along with the digital security collective The Guardian Project, we’ve been working on a tech approach with the CameraV app.

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