Sam Gregory is a human rights advocate, video producer and trainer. He directs WITNESS‘ programmatic work, including supervising the Campaign Partnerships, Tools & Tactics, and Cameras Everywhere Leadership initiatives. In 2005, he was the lead editor on the handbook Video for Change: A Guide for Advocacy and Activism (Pluto Press), and in 2007, he developed the Video Advocacy Institute, an intensive two-week training program for human rights advocates. He also teaches on human rights advocacy using new media as an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Over the past decade, Sam has worked extensively with human rights activists, particularly in Latin America and Asia, integrating video into campaigns on a range of civil, political, social, economic and cultural human rights issues. Videos he has co-produced have been screened to decision-makers in the U.S. Congress, the U.K. Houses of Parliament, the United Nations and at film festivals worldwide, and have contributed to changes in policy, practice and law.
In this podcast he discusses the work of WITNESS and its role in enabling human rights advocacy through video.