Program Director, Witness
Sam Gregory is a human rights advocate, trainer and video producer who helps people use the power of the moving image and participatory technologies to create human rights change. He is currently the Program Director at WITNESS - the leading organization supporting people to use video for human rights. He runs their 'Cameras Everywhere' initiative - focused on empowering millions of people to use video effectively, safely and ethically. Over the past decade, Sam has worked extensively with human rights activists, particularly in Latin America and Asia, integrating video into impactful campaigns on a range of civil, political, social, economic and cultural human rights issues. He has also created training tools and programs including the WITNESS Video Advocacy Institute, was lead editor on ‘Video for Change’ (Pluto Press, 2005), and teaches on human rights and participatory media as an Adjunct Lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School. A graduate of the University of Oxford, he completed a Masters in Public Policy as a Kennedy Memorial Scholar at Harvard. In 2010, he was a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Resident on the future of video-based advocacy, and in 2012 he was named a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.
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