Fwd: (ISF) FW: Blog for a Cause!: The Global Voices Guide of Blog Advocacy
- What about a blog for the Pyramid of Peace? See advice below.
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From: Deborah Elizabeth Finn <deborah_elizabeth_finn@...>
Date: 30 Jan 2008 17:05
Subject: (ISF) FW: Blog for a Cause!: The Global Voices Guide of Blog Advocacy
To: ISF <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: advocacy@..., Ethan Zuckerman <ezuckerman@...>, Rebecca MacKinnon <rebecca.mackinnon@...>
(Dear ISF Colleagues: Hearken to the wisdom of Global Voices! If
your nonprofit wants to advocate for its mission, you can learn a lot
from these folks. Best regards from Deborah)
From: Sami Ben Gharbia <samibengharbia@...>
Date: Jan 30, 2008 11:03 AM
Subject: Blog for a Cause!: The Global Voices Guide of Blog Advocacy
Global Voices Advocacy is pleased to announce the second of several
planned manuals focused on the topics of circumventing internet
filtering, anonymous blogging and effective use of Internet-based
tools in campaigns for social and political change.
Blog for a Cause!: The Global Voices Guide of Blog Advocacy explains
how activists can use blogs as part of campaigns against injustice
around the world. Blogging can help activists in se veral ways. It is
a quick and inexpensive way to create a presence on the Internet, to
disseminate information about a cause, and to organize actions to
The goal of Blog for a Cause!: is twofold: to inform and to inspire.
The guide is designed to be accessible and practical, giving activists
a number of easy-to-follow tips on how to use a blog to further their
The guide is divided into five sections:
Frequently asked questions about what blog advocacy is
The 5 key elements of any successful advocacy blog
The 4 steps to creating an advocacy blog
How to make your blog a vibrant community of active volunteers
Tips to help blog activists stay safe online
In addition to the information provided above, the guide is also full
of examples of advocacy blogs from around the world, to inspire
readers with a glimpse of what is possible. These featured advocacy
blogs have a variety of goals, ranging from freeing a jailed blogger
in Saudi Arabia to protecting the environment in Hong Kong and
opposing the conflict in Darfur.
The guide was written by Mary Joyce, a student of digital activism
based in Boston, and was commissioned by Global Voices Advocacy, an
anti-censorship project of Global Voices online.
If you found this guide useful when setting up your blog campaign,
please email us to let us know.
Download Blog for a Cause!: in English and help us translating the g
uide in your language.
For further information please contact Mary at MaryCJoyce [ at ] gmail
[ dot ] com or Global Voices Advocacy Coordinator Sami Ben Gharbia at
advocacy [ at ] globalvoicesonline [ dot ] org
About: Global Voices Advocacy seeks to build a global anti-censorship
network of bloggers and online activists throughout the developing
world that is dedicated to protecting freedom of expression and free
access to information online. The aim of this network is to raise the
awareness of online freedom of speech issues and to share tools and
tactics with activists and bloggers facing similar situations in
different parts of the globe.
Spread Advox: Please forward this email to friends and colleagues and
help raise awareness of internet censorship around the world and the
need to protect our rights online.
Spread your word: You can also spread your word and share with other
subscribers (activists, tools developers, experts and outspoken
bloggers from around the world), your concerns about censorship and
online freedom of speech issues in your country. The following link
will take you to the simple registration form. Once you have
registered you can start posting on the Global Voices Advocacy Blog
which will send automatically your blog post to Advox.
If you have any difficulty just use the Contact form to let us know.
Sami Ben Gharbia
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Deborah Elizabeth Finn
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
"Universal Declaration of Human Rights"