Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Help Human Rights Watch win a Webby Award

20 April 2011
Take action!
Help Human Rights Watch win a Webby Award

You can help Human Rights Watch win a People's Voice Webby Award and amplify the voices of brave human rights defenders and survivors of abuses in Burma, Colombia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. You have until 28 April 2011 to cast your vote.

To vote, follow these three steps.

1. Register to vote via Facebook, Twitter or email:

2. Click each of the following links (one for each nomination):

Deadly Threats: Successors to the Paramilitaries in Colombia
Still images and audio document the strength and survival of ordinary people who stand up to armed groups that attack and kill civilians.

Dear Obama: A Message from Victims of the Lord's Resistance Army
A direct appeal from the children and adults who survived attacks by the rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo and neighbouring countries.

Exiled: Burma's Defenders
The stories of Burmese people fighting for change.
3. Vote for Human Rights Watch. Check the box below the Human Rights Watch logo and click "Cast My Vote".

Human Rights Watch also hopes you will spread the word. Donate your Facebook status to asking your friends to register and vote for all three nominations:

Tweet your votes from the polling page, or retweet the votes of your fellow supporters.

And comment on the videos. Tell the Webby community why you voted for Human Rights Watch. More comments increase the profile of Human Rights Watch's work.

The 15th Annual Webby Awards received more than 10,000 entries from more than 60 countries. Winners will be announced on 3 May, and honoured at a ceremony in New York City on 13 June.

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