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Sameer Padania

Sameer Padania
Hub Manager, WITNESS

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Sameer Padania works at the human rights organisation WITNESS, where he runs the Hub, the first website dedicated to human rights video and action. Before joining WITNESS in New York, Sameer was the lead author on Reflecting the Real World 2, a report documenting the impact of new media on British public television’s global coverage, and he also wrote and edited WITNESS’ award-winning human rights vlog at Global Voices Online. Sameer worked for six years at the media development organization Panos London, designing and managing initiatives to support and strengthen local radio and online journalism worldwide. He has worked in film distribution and production, and as a film journalist and TV documentary researcher, and is a graduate of Oxford University.

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Location: Imperial Ballroom
Sameer Padania (WITNESS)
Average rating: ***..
(3.28, 18 ratings)
WITNESS works at the intersection of human rights, media, and technology, and was founded in 1992 by musician and activist Peter Gabriel. Our mission is to use video and new technologies to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations. Read more.
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Location: Valley Room
Sameer Padania (WITNESS)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
WITNESS founder Peter Gabriel had a vision - a place online where anyone anywhere could upload and share video footage or stories about human rights, and where this video would kept safe, and used to create action. Read more.
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