In 2009 the Friends of the Earth International website received an average of 23,500 visitors a month with a total of 68,000 page views. This is an increase of 14% and 17% respectively on the year before.

FoEI homepageThroughout the year the website hosted a number of urgent cyberactions which inspired thousands of people from around the world to take action, in the form of signing an online petition, sending a letter of solidarity or donating to a member group in need.

Our reports and newly restructured campaigns pages continue to draw visitors to the site keen to learn our take on topical environmental issues.

Voices of the Earth, our bimontly e-newsletter, has more than doubled its readership in the last year. Available in English, French and Spanish the newsletter highlights the work of the federation from an international level through to the grassroots. At the end of 2009 it had 3,000 subscribers.

We are also reaching new audiences through our presence on social networks. Our Friends of the Earth International group page on Facebook has 3,800 members who regularly comment on the items we post, and share them with their friends. On Twitter we have around 300 followers ranging from the media, other non governmental organizations and the general public.

During one of our biggest events last year, the Copenhagen climate talks, we fully utilized all the online tools available to us. Within hours of an event happening we were blogging, calling on our cyberactivists and Facebook fans to take online actions, providing high resolution photographs on Flickr, and uploading videos of the events on our YouTube channel.

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