How Livestreaming Is Transforming Activism Around the World
Just as Americans have turned to their phones to document protests and police brutality from Occupy to Ferguson, in the past five years livestreaming has also caught fire internationally. But, unlike in the US, livestreaming isn’t always protected by the law. And, no matter where in the world people are filming, doing so often puts the streamer’s life at risk. WIRED spoke with representatives from Witness, an international nonprofit that supports livestreaming for global social action, about how livestreaming has changed activist practices and perceptions of power outside the US.