Through this project, researchers Efrat Daskal and Anya Orlova seek to explore the diverse strategies that digital rights advocates employ as they aim to involve various publics in different country contexts in their causes.

For this research, partners analyzed the websites of 14 civil society organizations from 12 different countries and 3 different continents. The results of the research describe: (1) the activities offered by the organizations soliciting public engagement, (2) the rationales that guide the organizations in their public-related work (3) the challenges in getting the public engaged and (4) the organizations’ best practices for engaging with the public.

The published white paper draws on this research (currently under review for academic publication), and informs a larger project seeking to map the public-facing engagement strategies of digital rights groups.