Curated videos mapped by Location
Click on any of the human rights issues on this chart to see a list of relevant eyewitness videos.
Freedom of Expression & Assembly: Peaceful protests concerning a range of social and political issues are regularly intervened by security forces and plainclothes officers. Several videos also show authorities target those filming protests.
Economic Rights: A large social movement that has persisted for several years throughout the occupied territory and Sahrawi communities of southern Morocco concerns the lack of good jobs for Sahrawis and discrimination in access to higher education. These issues are intertwined with the exploitation of Western Sahara's natural resources, which many activists claim benefits Morocco while Sahrawis neither provide their consent nor reap the economic rewards.
Political Prisoners / Detention & Torture / Missing People: Protests and video testimony address concerns about political prisoners, the treatment of detainees, and disappeared activists. International monitors including the UN Special Special Rapporteur on Torture have echoed concerns about the treatment of Sahrawi activists.
Political Rights: The United Nations considers Western Sahara to be a “non-self-governing territory.” Protesters carrying or painting Sahrawi flags and calling for a referendum indicate the persistence of a movement for self-determination after more than 40 years of Moroccan occupation.
Curated videos grouped by Human Rights Issue
While the Human Rights Issues describe videos based on the broad human right abuse addressed in each video, tags provide more specific metadata on what is documented, and allow for sophisticated search and analysis of related videos. For example, a researcher interested in Saharawi protests, regardless of the human rights issue associated with them, can simply select the "protest" tag and access all videos documenting protests. They can filter those results to find ones that include "police brutality," or "self-determination," for example.
Tags may be associated with specific events, such as the death of Saharawi activist Brahim Saika and its aftermath.
Some of these instances are also covered in our Stories page with more context and relevant links.
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