Analysis of Cellphone Videos
NPR story features partnership between CHRS and the Syria Justice and Accountability Center on Analysis of Cellphone Videos
The war in Syria is a conflict of the social media age. Everyone — the rebels, the government, ordinary citizens, everyone — has a cellphone.
And that means almost no bad deed goes unrecorded by someone.
A Syrian-born human rights lawyer in Washington, D.C., is collecting those videos, hoping someday they will be used to build criminal cases against the perpetrators of the violence.
But he also faces a major problem: The volume of videos is staggering.