Exposing police torture

Journalist Noha Atef created TortureInEgypt.net in 2006 to document human rights abuses committed by police against Egyptian citizens, using photos and videos submitted by readers. In some cases, the videos are shot by the police themselves.

After she drew local media attention to her stories, an innocent man who had been jailed for 14 years was released from prison.


Kleercut was a campaign implemented by Greenpeace to end the use of virgin wood fibre in Kimberly-Clark products. 

CiviCRM software was used to collect contact information from people who visited the Kleercut website and send them email alerts to take further action, such as sending targeted emails to Kimberly-Clark shareholders or to take part in direct action near them. 

Blank Noise

Blank Noise explores the issue of sexual harassment of women by combining personal storytelling with public actions. Women tell their stories by sending garments that they wore when harassed, blog together during a ‘blogathon’ about what happened to them, post photographs of places where they were harassed, and tell stories of how they reacted to street harassment.

The Bell Bajao campaign: Fighting domestic violence

The Bell Bajao campaign was conceived by Mumbai-based NGO Breakthrough, to mobilise men to take a stand against domestic violence.

A series of public service announcements were broadcast on Indian radio, television and print showing men and boys who had witnessed domestic violence and intervened. 'Bell Bajao' translates as 'ring the bell', referring to the idea that anyone can help stop domestic violence by being proactive and drawing attention to it.

Revolutionary Cartoons Expose the Regime's Brutality

In response to the Syrian regime's brutal suppression of the revolution, a group of artists are producing political cartoons and comic strips and publishing them anonymously on a Facebook page called Comic4Syria. More than 30 albums have been posted so far, featuring Arabic and translated cartoons and comic strips of the situation in Syria, addressing everything from President Bashar al-Assad's bloody crackdown to the response of the international community. Some comics even illustrate true stories that transpired during the revolution.

Spoof Website Challenges Official Versions in Syria

As the Syrian regime continued its brutal suppression of the revolution, while publicly denying such violent actions, anonymous activists launched the Assad Foundation, a spoof website for the Assad family's non-profit organization “that supports the murder of innocent civilians,” according to the website. Using fake ironic pages that put a twist on official messages, the website blatantly mocks and exposes the regime and its supporters.