June 13, 2012
update June 19
The website for Citizen's Investigation into War Crimes in Libya is now ready to go public.
The only thing there really at the moment is a monster, A Question Mark Over Yarmouk, 152 pages. No download link here, you have to go to the reports page at ciwclibya.org. We need more viewers now. Tell your friends! (update June 17: now there are videos and the main copy of the press release, re-posted below, and more to come)
I had planned a professional press release with PR Web, but it wasn't a fit. The terms they demanded gave me too many excuses to just get my money back. I'm not sure how well it would have worked for the site's visibility, given the unusual niche it would fill in the newsiverse, so not sure what I'm missing going this route. Below is a slightly revised version of what I submitted. Anyone inclined to re-post our stuff around and stuff, this is the best form. I realize there was already a round of social media and stuff for the last three days. So, whatever. I have bad timing.
This whole things gets a slow and awkward start. The viewership is fairly low, and the site itself still doesn't appear in a Google search, unless it's way down the list.
Actually, I lied. I won't re-publish the PR here. Please now don't link to this post, but to the site's posting of it:
This is worth going viral, hypothetically.
Update June 19: Especially now.