Amnesty International have just launched a very clever site as part of their campaign to Bring David Hicks home.
They have a “cell” – the same as the one David Hicks has been held in for 5 years without trial – that they are touring around the country with. Visitors to the cell are presented with a “passport” explaining David’s situation, and once in the cell, they can leave a video message, which is then presented on the Bring David Hicks home website.
If you have visited the cell, you can find your video by using the search/filter options on the site.
I think the site is very good – helping to bring home the reality of Hicks’ situation and allowing people to connect in a more emotional way with what is often presented as a legal or political issue.
I also love the fact that the site uses YouTube for video hosting – a fantastic use of participant media.
Update: GetUp have also just launched a new video as part of their campaign on the same issue.