Digital rights advocates: Dilemmas and challenges of working with the public

Efrat Daskal

How do digital rights organizations around the world garner public attention and involvement on issues such as privacy, net neutrality, freedom of expression online, and internet access issues? While activists involved in any political or social cause need to develop a strategy to persuade members of the public to contribute time and money to a particular cause, advocacy around rights online are particularly challenging. Policymaking around these issues are technologically complex and often transnational, and are often highly politicized in various national contexts. In this post and an ongoing IPO research project, Efrat Daskal seeks to understand the ways in which 15 organizations working in different countries from three different continents approach digital rights advocacy. To read more, click here.