The Video4Change Network is a consortium of organisations catalysing the use of video for human rights, social justice, and environmental change. The Network strengthens collaboration between Video for Change organisations so they can better respond to shared challenges and opportunities.
Founded at a meeting in 2012 in Indonesia, the Network has evolved to develop a formal governance and membership structure, as described in its governance document. There are currently 18 Network partners and affiliates, with EngageMedia as Network convenor.
The Network aims to maximise the collective learning, resources, and experiences of its members to build spaces where those seeking to use video as a tool for change – video activists and trainers, citizen journalists, and organisations and individuals – can access resources and strategies to improve their work.
Over the years, Network members have collaborated on a range of projects, responding to identified needs in the field, including:
- Producing a Video for Change Impact Toolkit in English and Bahasa Indonesia
- Hosting global and regional Network convenings, such as in Indonesia, Mexico, and Sri Lanka
- Creating a training materials database
- Building a network platform and website
The Network also hosts the Video for Change Forum, where anyone interested in video for change, its approaches, usages, challenges and opportunities, can join ongoing conversations with practitioners all over the world.
Recent Posts from the Video4Change Network
In the three months since the last update, members of the Video4Change Network have continued their tireless work to fight for democracy, equality, and accountability through the use of video and technology.
Sunflower Film Organization is an independent collective of mostly volunteers working across Cambodia to gather young Cambodians and train them on how to use film as a tool for empowerment and freedom of expression.
The goal of the Video for Change Network members Picture People is to teach communication skills and media making that contribute to social change, especially in areas affected by war and disaster.