WITNESS is pleased to announce a call for applications to participate in the 2008 Video Advocacy Institute (VAI).
The Video Advocacy Institute, the first of its kind, is an innovative program that trains human rights defenders to successfully integrate video advocacy into their social change campaigns. The VAI will be held in association with Concordia University’s Communication Studies Program and Documentary Centre.
When: July 19 – August 2, 2008
Where: Concordia University – Montreal, Canada
Application Deadline: March 2, 2008
“The training was/is proving to be immensely useful… bringing these skills to grassroots organizations on the ground and in such an effective way.”
– VAI 2007 Participant
If you or others that you know would be interested in participating in this training program please visit: the VAI site for detailed information and the application form. This VAI will be held in English. Future VAI's may be held in different languages. Previous production skills not required. Should you have further questions about the VAI not answered in these materials, please write to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WITNESS uses video and online technologies to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations. We empower people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice, promoting public engagement and policy change. For more information please visit www.witness.org.