Peter Gabriel Receives Ambassador of Conscience Award

On September 10, 2008 WITNESS co-founder Peter Gabriel was awarded Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award in recognition of his longtime activism and commitment to human rights. As you may know, it was Peter’s vision to put cameras in the hands of human rights activists around the world. Since then, WITNESS has trained hundreds of activists in over 70 countries in using video for change.

Peter now joins a list of recipients that includes Nelson Mandela and Mary Robinson. Learn more about the award and the ceremony.

Using Video for Change
Earlier this month, 20 activists met with WITNESS staff in Ethiopia to learn how to use video in their work. Participants from Ethiopia, Ghana, Angola, Egypt, Mozambique and Madagascar shared their experiences on a range of human rights issues. Hear directly from these students in this series of rough cuts created during the training.

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Thank you for all you do to fight for human rights.


Suvasini Patel
Communications Manager

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