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Amnesty’s “Torture a man and he’ll say anything” campaign mixes celebrity, humour and harsh reality

Posted by Tom Megginson | 17-06-2014 21:24 | Category: Human rights

Justin Bieber is the future of Rock and Roll says a broken Iggy Pop, Godfather of Punk in this ad from Amnesty International Belgique Francophone.

“Justin Bieber is the future of Rock and Roll” says a broken Iggy Pop, Godfather of Punk. The copy: “Torture a man and he’ll say anything. Torture is not just inhumane, it’s ineffective. Stop it.”

This campaign for Amnesty Belgium is being shared on Facebook and posters in train stations. The mixture of brutal imagery and irony is certainly a shock factor, but it does get the point across.

Below, The Dalai Lama says that “A man who doesn’t own a Rolex by age 50 has wasted his life” and Karl Lagerfeld says “A Hawaiian shirt and flip-flops are the height of elegance.”

What I’d really like to know is if the celebrities had any say in the use of their images.


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Take a hearing test with Amnesty International

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 17-06-2014 21:00 | Category: Abuse, Violence, Women's Issues

Take a hearing test with Amnesty International: matysen.be

I say too much with the headline above this article. It’s about a new campaign from Amnesty International Belgium concealed with the name of matysen.be, a fictional hearing center. The site is in French but you don’t need a lot of imagination to understand what it is about when doing the test.

How fast do you react when hearing sexual violence is the question. The test ends with a shocking infographic on the situation in Belgium.
Do the test here.

Such a test with a hidden message is done before. As in 2008 by the Norwegian Red Cross.

Hat tip iPub!
This blogpost is also published on our new Dutch edition: osocio+nl.


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Amnesty International campaign takes over UK’s busiest train station

Posted by Arbie Baguios | 19-04-2014 18:06 | Category: Human rights

Amnesty International campaign takes over UK’s busiest train station

On Mother’s Day weekend, Amnesty International reminded thousands of commuters on their way to see families and loved ones that, for some people, there is simply no going home.

As part of their “Help Get Them Home” campaign, the international human rights organisation took over the departure boards of Waterloo station in London on 29-30 March 2014. In place of arrivals and departures, the giant screens displayed the names of people who were arrested for peacefully expressing their views. A spokesperson from the organisation said: “The message is simple: on your way home, help get them home.  These people have been missing from their homes, some of them for years.”

Amnesty International campaign takes over UK’s busiest train station
(Image from @Lexcanroar)

The ad’s thematic elements converged nicely; it was clever, well-timed, well-placed, and definitely easy to *ahem* get on board with. Although this kind of thing is usually followed by a tie-in viral video, we have yet to see one from Amnesty International.

Overall, it was a great ad, except perhaps, as cheeky Twitter user @RenoXCore pointed out, “until you try and board the 11:05 to Johan Teterissa.”


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The Apathetics - Official Movie Trailer #Syria

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 20-12-2013 17:15 | Category: Politics, Peace & Conflicts

The Apathetics - Official Movie Trailer #Syria

European leaders should hang their heads in shame over the pitifully low numbers of refugees from Syria they are prepared to resettle, said Amnesty International.
As winter approaches, conditions for the 2.2 million people who have fled Syria to neighbouring countries are deteriorating rapidly.

And Amnesty says it with this powerful ‘Movie Trailer’.


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Amnesty International advertises the clumsy way because Superheroes don’t exist

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 19-12-2013 21:45 | Category: Fundraising, Human rights

Amnesty International: Superheroes don't exist

This new campaign made by agency AIR breaks with the communication standards of Amnesty International. No dramatic and dark message. Just simple, light and playful.
But the question is still the same: buy a candle.

Very funny!


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Amnesty International arrest movie lovers for a signature

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 3-12-2013 21:30 | Category: Human rights

Amnesty International arrest movie lovers for a signature

This action was held recently in a Ukrainian cinema. It was a performance done by Amnesty International. Two moviegoers were arrested by Amnesty actors.
At least a questionable way for communicating an annual letter-writing marathon. Very shocking performance and would never be done in a Western European country.

Hat tip Huzzah Sarah.


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10 Amazing swipes for good

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 26-11-2013 19:20 | Category: Animal rights, Environment, Fundraising, Human rights, Religion, Road safety

El Colombiano Don’t use your phone while you drive

Nice newspaper ads from earlier this year. They are from the Colombian newspaper El Colombiano.
‘Don’t use your phone while you drive.’

And it’s a nice one for Joe La Pompe too. Because it’s done before.

See more amazing swipes after the break.


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Do Not Watch This Film #ifoundtheletter

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 23-08-2013 22:15 | Category: Human rights

Amnesty International Do Not Watch This Film. I found the letter

DO NOT CLICK THIS LINK. 
And neither this link.


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Is it so easy to tame Assad?

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 27-06-2013 21:10 | Category: Human rights

Amnesty International - Bashar Hafez al-Assad

Nice artwork made for Amnesty International Schweiz.
The idea: you are powerful when doing it together with 3.2 million Amnesty International donors.

Above Bashar Hafez al-Assad.
See Ratko Mladić and Kim Jong-un after the brake.

Check also out Pinterest board with Dictators in Social Advertising and Design.


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Amnesty pulls a master bait-and-switch in Montreal   #freepussyriot

Posted by Tom Megginson | 24-06-2013 16:28 | Category: Human rights

Amnesty pulls a master bait-and-switch in Montreal. freepussyriot

The saga of Pussy Riot, the Russian feminist punk group that has members currently jailed for “hooliganism”, has attracted worldwide attention. No doubt, their provocative name deserves some of the credit.

The power of the word “pussy” was the big idea behind a recent campaign by Cossette for Amnesty International’s Write for Rights campaign to free the band members. They pasted lurid teaser posters that read “Free Pussy” along Montreal’s infamous Saint Catherine Street (home of several strip clubs) . A QR code at the bottom directed smartphone users to the campaign site:


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