Oren Yakobovich

co-founder Videre est Credere

Oren Yakobovich is a social entrepreneur working at the intersection of human rights and film-making for the past 20 years. He is a leading voice on how to use visual information to create sustainable lasting positive change in areas of conflict. He co-founded Videre est Credere in 2008, an NGO with ground breaking methodology to equip oppressed communities with customized technology to uncover information from places where media can't or won't go. Before founding Videre, Oren led the video department at the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem. At B’Tselem, he developed Shooting Back, a video project that has trained hundreds of citizens in the West Bank that lives in the most dangerous places to use cameras to fight for justice. The project won several awards, including the One World Media award and the International Media Award’s Cutting Edge Prize. A sought-after expert on using technology to expose human rights violations, Oren is frequently called upon to brief civil society, government, international organisation and media decision-makers. Oren is an Ashoka fellow.

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