Overbrook would like to add its congratulations to several of the Foundation's grantees who made it to the list of the Top 50 Human Rights Blogs.
In the Civil Liberties category, blogs were commended for following stories about civil liberties infringements, including large cases and campaigns promoted by agencies. Foundation grantees named in this category were the ACLU (check out its blog which posts about legislation, issues and campaigns that protect, influence and threaten civil liberties and freedom), the Committee to Protect Journalists (its blog is all about the freedom of speech, from the U.S. to Zimbabwe to West Africa), and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (its blog is dedicated to turning around the racism, poverty and injustices of American urban communities).
In the International Outreach category, the blog of Amnesty International USA was recognized for its reports on global and regional conflicts, torture, progressive legislation and a lot more.
Physicians for Human Rights also made the list, its blog is written by medical students that blog about upcoming conferences and conventions and human rights issues.
Lastly, not suprisingly at all, WITNESS made the list for The Hub, a social blogging site that allows anyone to spotlight human rights issues and violations and spread awareness. I blogged last summer about why The Hub is so unique - to read it, click here.
Congratulations to all our blogging grantees! Be sure to check out their blogs soon and add them to your RSS feeds.