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“To see is to believe”: Oren Yakobovich demonstrates the power of hidden cameras at TED Global 2014

Oren Yakobovich speaker - Photo by James Duncan Davidson - TEDOren 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.

For more information, or to book Oren Yakobovich as a keynote speaker for your conference or event, please contact Alex Hickman at or call 0044 (0) 20 7792 8004.

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