Oren Yakobovich is an Israeli social entrepreneur who has been working at the intersection of human rights and film-making for 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 in 2008, an NGO with ground breaking methodology and hidden cameras to uncover, verify and publicise human-rights abuses that the world needs to witness. Videre’s name comes from the Latin expression “videre est credere” — to see is to believe.
Oren is sought-after expert on using technology to expose human rights violations, and is frequently called upon to brief civil society, government, international organisation and media decision-makers. He contends that only action by the oppressed communities themselves will temper the worst excesses of their authoritarian governments.
A deeply inspirational speaker and an outstanding storyteller, he believes that by putting the right images in the right hands at the right time, we can truly create a lasting impact. His TED Global 2014 talk, presented in Rio de Janeiro, received a standing ovation; watch Oren tell his story to discover why.