Program Director, WITNESS

Sam Gregory

Sam Gregory helps people use the power of the moving image and participatory technologies to create human rights change. He is Program Director of WITNESS (, the leading organization supporting millions of people to use video for human rights; he also teaches on human rights and participatory media at the Harvard Kennedy School. Sam has worked on impactful campaigns worldwide and created many training programmes and teaching texts. He leads WITNESS’ work on the award-winning ObscuraCam and CameraV tools and helped co-found the global Video4Change network. In 2010 he was a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Resident on the future of video-based advocacy, in 2013 he was a Future for Good Fellow at the Institute for the Future looking at the power of immersive advocacy and in 2015, he launched the ‘Mobil-Eyes Us’ initiative focused on combining the experience of live video with smart task-routing within networks to drive more meaningful and useful global activism. Follow Sam at @samgregoryor