Below are links to pages listing multi-media resources used for social change. These are mostly examples using a combination of photography and audio and, sometimes, video, but also include graphics, animation and other visual media. Multimedia projects have become a tool which is increasingly used by NGOs, photojournalists, educators and others as a way to convey personal narratives.The information presented on these pages comes predominantly from the organizations/institutions websites and is not independently verified or endorsed by The Rights Exposure Project.

Multimedia

Multimedia campaigns, exhibitions & collections

A Developing Story – brings together and promotes multimedia from and about the developing world. From professionally produced campaign work, to user-generated Flickr photosets, podcasts and written testimony, the site is designed to help these stories reach new audiences as well as creating, over time, a categorised archive for those working in international development to use for reference and inspiration. Do 1 Thing – using photography and video to highlight homelessness in the USA. Greenpeace Photo Essays – a selection of multi-media stories linked to Greenpeace environmental campaigns. Human Rights Watch Multimedia – high quality sets of multimedia products with a focus on human rights. MSF (Doctors without borders): Condition Critical, multimedia campaign on DRC. LRA Crisis Tracker – Invisible Children and Resolve come together with this easy to use mapping and dissemination on-line tool aimed at tracking attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army in the DRC, using radio and other ICT devices. Pacific Black Box – Pacific Black Box Inc. aims to positively contribute to community development projects designed, implemented and evaluated by communities in the Pacific region. They work in close cooperation with existing non-government organisations to identify suitable and sustainable projects that enhance the well-being of communities, especially in the areas of youth, media, environment and human rights Photo taken by a member of the youth forum, Pacific Black Box Point of View – Formed in Bombay, India, in October 1996, Point of View aims to promote the points of view of women through projects which present a sustained and creative use of media. Practically all issues of development – from water and housing to violence and sexuality – affect women and men somewhat differently. Street Art Utopia – OK, its not photography but this is a great site for artistic inspiration. Full of great photos of fantastic graffiti. The Other Africa – The Other Africa is a photographic project started in 2005 that looks to document the emergence of a middle class and modernity as an antidote to the predominantly negative images published in the Western media. The project is run by Phillipe Sibelly. Save the Children (UK)  This is Kroo Bay – project based in the Kroo Bay slum in Free Town, Sierra Leone, using panoramic interactive ’scenes’ where the visitor can view video and slide shows ranging from the impact of malaria to which English Premier League sides the kids support. Transit – Seven years in the making, covering ten countries, ‘Transit’ by Espen Rasmussen (Norway) provides an immersive experience of the lives of displaced people. As well as featuring multi-media elements there is a comprehensive photo book.
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Multimedia Photography Video and Film

Debate, academia, training, broadcast, festivals & tool providers

50 + Web 2.0 Ways to tell a story. Wiki created by Alan Levine in which he provides an organised list of free web tools for creating multimedia stories in the web. Abhivyakti - Media for Development. Based in India. Provides training and services on community and alternative media, including video production. BBC Film making Guide for short films – Not specifically for social activism but provides a basic overview of  the film making  process from scriptwriting to post-production. CEFREC/Video en Bolivia – The Cinematography Education and Production Center (CEFREC) was founded in 1989 in La Paz, Bolivia. Its primary mission is to facilitate technical training in film and video for the indigenous peoples of Bolivia and to assist in producing and distributing their work. Channel 19 – Channel 19 is an independent on-line network to distribute, promote and support community-produced media in the developing world. Their videos are about social, economic and local issues the communities want to address within their own community. Is run by Video Volunteers. Documentary Open Skool (DOS) – With the common belief that film as a medium of progressive positive change can only be attained through the widespread understanding of the medium as an art-form and the willingness to create forms within films that analyse and discourse. Documentary Open Skool as an open networking platform of amateur and aspiring film makers has been working in Nepal since 2008. DoGooderTV – DoGooderTV enables non-profit organizations to present new videos and existing media assets to new audiences and to use a highly functional video platform for free. DoGooderTV gives non-profits control of the presentation of their videos and gives viewers a direct way to donate to the organization, join, or volunteer. EngageMedia – is a video sharing site focusing on social justice and environmental issues in the Asia-Pacific. It is a space for critical documentary, fiction, artistic and experimental works that challenge the dominance of the mainstream media. The EngageMedia Collective developed Critical Commons using the free, open source content management system, Plumi. green.tv – A broadband TV channel for environmental films bringing together films from a range of environmental organisations and independent film makers. Human Rights Films Network - is a partnership of human rights film festivals around the world, The Network promotes exchange, communication and collaboration regarding the representation of human rights issues in moving pictures. Human Rights TV – a web television channel devoted to Human Rights activities. Human Rights TV provides a free service to individuals, free at the point of entry, free at the point of viewing. Impact series – is series of videos created by Working Films and The Fledgling Fund focused on building film campaigns that ignite social change. Kabul At Work – a multi-media project, led by a joint international and Afghan crew collecting interviews, photographic portraits and video shorts of the people of Kabul in their working environments. Lights. Camera. Help – US organisation based in Austin, Texas centred around an annual film festival for non-profits. Media that Matters – The Media That Matters Film Festival is the première showcase for short films on the most important...
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Multimedia Photography Video and Film

Agencies & Communities

Ctrl+Alt+Shift – Innovative UK based new social activism organisation using new media, visual arts and stunts for social justice aimed at young people. Part of Christian Aid. Dropping Knowledge – Using strong international photo-journalistic images ‘dropping knowledge’ invite questions from the public to accompany the images as postcards or posters.  Their website allows for these questions to be debated. Some social videos are also featured on the site. duckrabbit – Duckrabbit are the only production company in the UK who combine the power of still images and audio to provoke change. Also see their lively blog. Media Storm – MediaStorm’s principal aim is to usher in the next generation of multimedia storytelling by publishing social documentary projects incorporating photojournalism, interactivity, animation, audio and video for distribution across multiple media. Photo.circle –is a network of photographers in Nepal that hosts presentations, discussions, workshops, multimedia and film screenings and exhibitions. Organized by b&n; a communications company based in Kathmandu, photo.circle is a unique platform that highlights the power of visual storytelling. Proof – Proof: Media for Social Justice is a non-profit organization committed to raising awareness of the issues faced by populations in post-conflict societies and to encourage social change using a variety of media including photographic essays, video documentaries and first-hand witness account. Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting – in-depth multimedia productions on global issues. Storiesforchange – is an on-line meeting place for community digital storytelling facilitators and advocates. Learn more about how we’re using this unique medium for social change. Weyo – communications agency specializing in non-profits. Offers services of documentary photography, branding, promotional material, website design and media training.
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