\nA group of human rights defenders and bloggers found each other and launched the Human Rights Online Philippines (HROnlinePH) website http:\/\/hronlineph.com in Quezon City on Dec. 2.<br n\/><br n\/>Its initiators said the website seeks to promote and protect human rights in the Philippines through Information Resources Online.<br n\/> <br n\/><strong>How HROnlinePH started?<\/strong><br n\/> <br n\/>Once editorial decision and content were finalized, the team, considered how best to interact with individual and group human rights advocates and to share online resources; and then the initial group began tackling possible organizational identity. <br n\/> <br n\/>HROnlinePH team had lot of work to do before the http:\/\/hronlineph.com to be registered as site, and developing an editorial policy was first on the list.<br n\/><br n\/>Please take a look at the site and you will see entries written by personalities like Fr. Shay Cullen, mssc, of People's Recovery, Empowerment Development Assistance Foundation (PREDA), Dr. Renato G. Mabunga of the Human Rights Defenders (HRD)-Pilipinas and Prof. Walden F. Bello.<br n\/><br n\/>Frequency of entries depends on what is happening in the news. Another component of http:\/\/hronlineph.com’s editorial policy is the bloggers themselves who are called as HROnlinePH Fellows.<br n\/> <br n\/>Engaging readers via social media tools…<br n\/> <br n\/>HROnlinePH team knew that as good as their blog content might be, its impact would be solely dependent on the number of readers, number of hits, number of generated feedbacks, and motivating those readers to become regular readers. The team turned its focused to increasing ease of access to blog content through FaceBook, Twitter and other social media tools.<br n\/> <br n\/><strong>Expected results <\/strong><br n\/><br n\/>Since HROnlinePH blog has started in March 2011, the team has seen a steady increase in number of visitors and links to it by related sites. This is critical to generating search engine results and increased visibility in the Internet. When you Googled the site, you will see pages of links to other mainstream media and blogs where HROnlinePH is tagged. HROnlinePH team also receives a variety of comments from seeking legal assistance from distressed workers and women who are allegedly victims of violence to commending our work.