5 Twitter Accounts to follow for Civic Thinking

5 Twitter Accounts to follow for Civic Thinking

27 January 2015

If you are keen to find out more about Civic Activism in 2015, here are some of the top Twitter accounts we think you should be following.

Democractic Audit - @democraticaudit 

Democratic Audit monitors democracy and freedom in the UK through a daily blog, reports, commissions and evidence to Parliament. The tweets on this account come from their managing editor, with content designed to inspire debate and engage its readers.

Most recently they asked “Can constitutional conventions offer genuinely radical change?” withSenator Ivana Bacik speaking about her experience as a politician who took part in the Irish Constitutional Convention.

You can read the full article here.

With over 6,000 followers and regular updates, this is a great place to test your debating skills.

Open Government Partnership@opengovpart

With over 21,000 followers, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) has captured the spirit of many people around the world. This account discusses a relatively new effort to foster greater transparency and accountability, improve governance, and increase civic engagement worldwide. 

Using the hashtag #opengov they tell stories of global change in the world of governance, and highlight where more still needs to happen.

They have recently launched a new LinkedIn page as well and you can find them here.

Open Government Northern Ireland - @OpenGovNI

The Twitter account detailing and publicising the work of the Northern Ireland Open Government Network. 

This account was set up in 2014 and is an essential follow for anyone who is interested in the work of the Open Government Network. 

Amnesty International Northern Ireland@AmnestyNI 

This Amnesty International account gives a platform for the human rights campaigning, educational work and fundraising which takes place in Northern Ireland.

The organisation tackles regional, national and international human rights issues, and this Twitter account gives people in Northern Ireland a way to make their voices heard for justice here and around the world.

Open Democracy@openDemocracy

openDemocracy is a digital commons not a magazine. It offers a public service on the web as opposed to a commodity. They publish independent, public interest and not-for-profit stories which champion human rights. Their Twitter account, which has over 28,000 followers, seeks out and debates forms of democratic change. Keep up to date with their work this year. 

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