Speaker - Yvette J. Alberdingk Thijm

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Yvette J. Alberdingk Thijm is Executive Director of WITNESS, the international human rights organization that opens the eyes of the world to human rights. WITNESS empowers people to use video and online technologies to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice, promoting public engagement and policy change. She is an attorney with nearly two decades of experience in media and new technologies. Prior to joining WITNESS, she served as Executive Vice President of Content Strategy & Acquisition at Joost, the global online video platform formed by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, the founders of Skype and Kazaa. Previously, Alberdingk Thijm spent more than a decade at MTV Networks International (MTVNI) and was instrumental in its international growth and forays into new media. Alberdingk Thijm also served on the Advisory Board of Lioness, a documentary about five female soldiers in Iraq. She is currently spearheading WITNESS innovation strategies with projects like the Hub (, the online global channel for human rights.

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Spotlighting Human Rights: Digital Photography and Video

05.04.09 | 01:33:57 min | 0 comments