To help mark the 25th anniversary of WITNESS, Peter has written an opinion piece for TIME magazine, where he explores the role that video footage, as a source of timely, accurate and impartial information, plays in the protection of our human rights.
I had a life-changing experience as part of Amnesty International’s Human Rights Now! tour. I was profoundly shocked by my conversations with many victims of human-rights abuses, both by the extent of their suffering but also by how often their horrific experiences were denied and buried.
I believed then what I still believe today — that people armed with cameras can create change. With cameras in our hands, we all can protect and defend human rights.
You can read the full piece on the TIME website here