Nigerian Exonerees Use Video to Fight Wrongful Imprisonment and Executions

By Madeleine May, N-Map Producer Williams Owodo was 17 years old when he was falsely arrested for murder. He and his friends were playing soccer near his house when a fight broke out next to the field and a man was killed. When Owodo went to the police station to give a witness statement, he… Read More Nigerian Exonerees Use Video to Fight Wrongful Imprisonment and Executions

Encouraging The Human Rights Ripple Effect

Human rights successes are hard-won, and require the coordinated efforts of many people working in solidarity—often across backgrounds, sectors, and even international borders. Victories can provide lessons, strategies, connections and inspiration to others struggling with similar problems, and video can help maximize these positive ripple effects. In 2015, N-Map had the privilege of documenting a… Read More Encouraging The Human Rights Ripple Effect

El Poderoso Impacto de las Proyecciones Comunitarias en México

Por Nancy Gocher, Project Manager La ciudad de México representa uno de los impactos ambientales más grandes del mundo. Quizá no nos damos cuenta, pero si tenemos agua en nuestras casas muy probablemente sea a costa del derecho de acceso al agua de nuestros vecinos, como es el caso de la zona de Valle de… Read More El Poderoso Impacto de las Proyecciones Comunitarias en México

Promoting Environmental Sustainability in Mexico through Community Screenings

By Nancy Gocher, N-Map’s Project Manager in Mexico City Mexico City faces a large environmental crisis. Often when the City’s residents have water in their homes, it is at the expense of water access in neighboring cities and towns. This was the case in the Valley of Chalco, Tlahuac, in the State of Mexico, where… Read More Promoting Environmental Sustainability in Mexico through Community Screenings

Ensuring Quality and Equality in South African Schools

By Andrew Maki, N-Map’s Senior Attorney in Nigeria By November 29th, 2016 all of South Africa’s schools will be required to have electricity, drinking water, toilets, and safe buildings. To ensure the country’s rural schools are aware of and meet the eight-month deadline, we are supporting the Michael Komape campaign in collaboration with Equal Education. On… Read More Ensuring Quality and Equality in South African Schools

N-Map Success Story: Fahd Ghazy Released from Guantánamo after 14 Years of Unlawful Detention

By Jessie Landerman, N-Map Project Manager While Fahd and his family look to the future, I cannot help but reflect on how cruel his detention was and marvel at how Fahd preserved his humanity throughout. — Omar Farah, Fahd Gazy’s Attorney  N-Map recently learned that Fahd Ghazy, the subject of our 2014 film Waiting For… Read More N-Map Success Story: Fahd Ghazy Released from Guantánamo after 14 Years of Unlawful Detention

Join N-Map’s SXSW Conversation on Strategic Storytelling

By Steve Steim, N-Map’s Creative and Technical Director This Monday, March 14th, N-Map will be at SXSW Interactive hosting the panel “Strategic Storytelling: Video as Policy Changer.” Our panel will explore how advocates, lawyers, and artists can use legal strategy, innovative storytelling, and design to unravel the web of policies and practices that create an… Read More Join N-Map’s SXSW Conversation on Strategic Storytelling

Girls in Nigeria Speak Out in the Fight Against Child Marriage

By Andrew Maki, N-Map’s Senior Attorney in Nigeria Today, on International Women’s Day, N-Map is pleased to launch a new series of videos created in partnership with the Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative and Isa Wali Empowerment Initiative that take an innovative approach to the fight to #endchildmarriage. Last August, 13-year-old Ese Oruru was allegedly… Read More Girls in Nigeria Speak Out in the Fight Against Child Marriage

Rare Opportunity for Justice in Maroko Eviction Case

Watch and Share N-Map’s Film to Support Justice for Maroko In July 1990 the Nigerian government forcibly evicted more than 300,000 people from the town of Maroko in Lagos, Nigeria. After losing their homes and livelihoods, and suffering severe physical violence during the chaotic eviction, the community has received no compensation or justice for 25 years.… Read More Rare Opportunity for Justice in Maroko Eviction Case