protests http://nhpr.org en Software Reveals The True Story Behind Citizen Videos http://nhpr.org/post/software-reveals-true-story-behind-citizen-videos <p>Egyptian troops fired on supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi in Cairo last week. In June, anti-government protests in Turkey were broken up by what the Council of Europe deemed to be excessive force. In Brazil, weeks of demonstrations climaxed on June 21, when millions spilled onto the streets in more than 100 cities. More than 180,000 citizen-made videos captured the throngs in Brazil alone and some were uploaded to support charges of undue police violence made by Amnesty International and other civil rights groups. As amateur media grows increasingly integrated into protest coverage, software developed by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley could support and protect activists against unjust persecution. Called the <a href="http://automation.berkeley.edu/rashomon/">“Rashomon Project,”</a> the program synchronizes films taken from multiple angles to creating a complete timeline that could to be used as evidence of abuse during human rights trials. <strong>Ken Goldberg </strong>is professor of engineering at UC Berkeley and leader of the Rashomon Project, and he spoke with us about the project.</p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:58:35 +0000 Virginia Prescott 31197 at http://nhpr.org Software Reveals The True Story Behind Citizen Videos "Eh" Tu, Quebec? http://nhpr.org/post/eh-tu-quebec <p>Apprently there have been some pretty big protests going on in Canada. What, exactly, has got our neighbors to the north so riled up?</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 15:23:47 +0000 Virginia Prescott 6402 at http://nhpr.org "Eh" Tu, Quebec?