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Sameer Padania

I'm based in London, UK, where I run a small digital media and human rights consultancy, Macroscope.

For the last three years I worked for WITNESS in New York, where I ran the Hub, a video-sharing website focused on human rights. Prior to that I worked in the field of media development for six years, on projects and strategies supporting local media in developing countries (particularly in Africa, South Asia and the Caribbean).

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Latest posts by Sameer Padania

14 February 2007

Caught On Camera: Human Rights Video on GV

Human Rights Video

It has been a bumper few weeks on GV for human rights video, so let's get straight into it… Bandh of brothers… [via Neha] This footage, filmed by Dinesh Wagle,...

16 January 2007

Caught On Camera: Human Rights Videos on GV

Human Rights Video

You'd be forgiven for thinking it's been Saddam, Saddam, Saddam, in recent weeks, but GV has covered other human rights videos that deserve a bit of limelight – so, in...

6 January 2007

Saddam execution video re-ignites death penalty debates worldwide

Human Rights Video

Over the past four months, we've tried to feature and contextualise videos we felt should be seen and debated by a wider audience. Today's featured human rights video is something...

18 December 2006

GV Summit Delhi '06 Session Four: Tools and Technology

The room is alive with post-coffee buzz, as this session, led by Salam Adil and Preetam Rai, tries to get under the skin of the tools and technology that would...

9 December 2006

Egypt: Bloggers open the door to police brutality debate

Human Rights Video

‘Extraordinary rendition’ has passed into common parlance over the last year as human rights organisations have accused the US government of exporting suspects to be tortured in regimes like Egypt,...

24 November 2006

China: Videos emerge of clashes between police and students in Jiangxi

Human Rights Video

Hot on the heels of the Chinese government's claim of a 22.1% reduction in “mass incidents” (read “protests”), here's some more video of “mass incidents” from China, in case you...

23 November 2006

Egypt: Cairo's women speak out against violence

Human Rights Video

In the run-up to the annual global campaign for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, Egypt's First Lady, Suzanne Mubarak, addressing a meeting of the Arab Women's Organisation, issued...

17 November 2006

USA: Video-sharing places L.A.'s police in the spotlight

Human Rights Video

Hop over to Technorati right now and you'll see that six out of the top fifteen videos being linked to by bloggers show the same incident – University of California...

30 October 2006

Mexico: The last moments of Bradley Roland Will

Human Rights Video

Journalism seems like a precarious profession to practise in Mexico. It's ranked by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) as one of the most dangerous places to be a journalist....

20 October 2006

Video exposes child-soldier's identity

Human Rights Video

If you've seen the guidelines for this site, you'll know that there are types of footage that we wouldn't post, and circumstances surrounding the shooting of particular videos that mean...

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