Social networking for change: Amnesty goes Web 2.0

Amnesty International has just launched Protectthehuman.com, an activism social networking site that aims to spread awareness about human rights issues and Amnesty’s various campaigns.

It describes itself as the following:

Protectthehuman.com is Amnesty’s new online home – a site for everyone who cares about human rights.Every registered member counts as an extra voice for Amnesty and adds to the power of our movement. Now you can help us take our human rights stories to a massive new audience.

Protectthehuman.com makes it easy to do something for human rights and support Amnesty International’s work.
# Explore videos, images, links about what’s going on in the world
# Share what you find with friends and the community
# Take action to make a difference on something you care about
# Get in touch with like minded people to talk about ideas, videos, campaigns
# Find brilliant content from hilarious comedy clips to great films on human rights

This is a very exciting innovation, as it shows that activism can harness the power of online social networking to increase awareness of human rights issues around the wold.

Join Protecthehuman.com here.

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