• Mar 1, 2018

    Social Start-Up Success Stories

    By World Affairs
    When it comes to social entrepreneurship, there is no shortage of ideas from people who want to make a great impact on the world. However, leaders in the nonprofit sector face many challenges on their path to implementing their ideas in order to affect change locally and globally. In this video, Accountability Counsel Board Chair, Kathleen Kelly Janus, speaks with the Founder and Executive Director of Accountability Counsel, Natalie Bridgeman Fields, and Director of Social Innovation and Impact at Claremont McKenna College, Gemma Bulos.
  • Feb 28, 2018

    Siddharth Akali On Dev’s Hammer Show with Dev Kumar Sunuwar

    By Indigenous Television
    South Asia Consultant Siddharth Akali discusses Accountability Counsel’s work with communities in Nepal for Dev’s Hammer Show on Indigenous Television, Nepal’s first indigenous community television.
  • Mar 8, 2017

    Visión Comunitaria Afectación Aeropuerto El Dorado

    By Comunidades Unidas
    Footage from the community of Fontibón, Colombia that demonstrates the noise pollution due to the expansion of the El Dorado International Airport, financed in part by the Inter-American Development Bank.
  • Mar 1, 2016

    Preventing Environmental & Human Rights Abuses in Oaxaca, Mexico

    By Accountability Counsel & New Media Advocacy Project (N-MAP)
    Accountability offices can be powerful tools for communities seeking justice in the face of abuse. In a new video produced with New Media Advocacy Project (N-MAP), Accountability Counsel shows the story of the Cerro de Oro case in Oaxaca, Mexico. This groundbreaking case resulted in communities successfully defending their rights and local environment from a destructive project.
  • Mar 1, 2016

    La Prevención de los Abusos de Derechos Humanos y Ambientales en Oaxaca, México

    By Accountability Counsel & New Media Advocacy Project (N-MAP)
    En un nuevo video producido con New Media Advocacy Project (N-MAP), Accountability Counsel muestra la historia del caso Cerro de Oro en Oaxaca, México. En este caso, las comunidades defendieran sus derechos y el medio ambiente local de un proyecto destructivo.
  • Sep 8, 2015

    Reporter ‘Trapped’ on Tea Plantation in India

    By BBC News
    The BBC’s South Asia correspondent, Justin Rowlatt encountered obstruction from management when he tried to access a tea plantation in India. Several of the world’s biggest tea brands including PG Tips, Lipton, Tetley and Twinings have said they will work to improve the tea estates they buy from in India after a BBC investigation found dangerous, disgusting and degrading living and working conditions. Harrods has stopped selling some tea products in response. The joint investigation by Radio 4’s File on Four and BBC News also found that some tea estates break the law by restricting public access to workers’ living areas.
  • Feb 27, 2015

    Building Back Better? The Caracol Industrial Park and post-earthquake aid to Haiti

    By ActionAid USA
    Five years after the earthquake, a new report from international aid agency ActionAid reveals how a US-backed industrial park, paid for with disaster relief funding, has evicted food-producing farmers from their land in Haiti. An ActionAid investigation shows how more than US$170 million of US emergency aid money to Haiti was used to finance the Caracol Industrial Park, which was built on prime agricultural land in northern Haiti, far outside the disaster zone. A total of 366 families and 720 agricultural workers lost their land and livelihoods with only a few days’ notice to make way for the park.
  • Jan 21, 2014

    OPIC’s Fueling of Human Rights Disasters in Liberia

    By Accountability Counsel
    Accountability Counsel supported Liberian farmers, charcoalers, and workers in their efforts to hold the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) accountable for funding a biomass company that caused serious human rights, labor, and environmental abuses, including sexual abuses by company employees of local women.
  • Dec 18, 2013

    Dare to Demand Justice: Natalie Bridgeman Fields at TEDxCornellU

    By TEDx Talks
    When governments and corporations abuse their power at the expense of vulnerable communities, what can these communities do to level the playing field and demand justice? Natalie Bridgeman Fields has spent the past 15 years as an international human rights and environmental attorney, where she has successfully supported communities to defend their rights. Natalie presents three insights used in her work as Executive Director of Accountability Counsel: people in power aren’t always the most informed, the rules of the game matter, and organizing can level the playing field. Natalie’s compelling story shares how these insights can and do change the world.
  • Sep 13, 2012

    A Changing Landscape

    By The New York Times
    While gold and copper mining have made Mongolia the world’s fastest-growing economy, they have also created some health and environmental problems in boom towns throughout the Gobi Desert. In this video, The New York Times reports on nomadic herding communities in Mongolia that have been affected by Rio Tinto’s Oyu Tolgoi mine project.
  • Apr 6, 2010

    Indigenous Communities in Peru Complain to World Bank about Maple Oil Project

    By Accountability Counsel & International Accountability Project
    Accountability Counsel worked to support the Shipibo Indigenous communities of Canaán de Cachiyacu and Nuevo Sucre in the Peruvian Amazon in their struggle to hold Maple Energy and its investors accountable for the harmful impacts of Maple’s oil operations on their land. The communities suffered seven oil spills between 2009 – 2012, leading to severe human rights and environmental abuses, including use of forced labor in one of the villages to clean up an oil spill.