Imagine Belfast on Twitter
Ahead of our Civic Activism Series at the Imagine Festival, we picked out some key accounts to follow on Twitter.
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.
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.
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.
Involve – @InvolveUK
Involve are experts in public participation and believe passionately in a democracy where citizens are able to take and influence the decisions that affect their lives. We have worked with them in the past, not least in producing our Civic Activism Toolkit.
They are working on our What is the State of Democracy in Northern Ireland? event at the festival.
Fact Check NI - @FactCheckNI
This is one of our Civic Actvism Awardees who are developing a Fact Checking platform for Northern Ireland. They’re also running the Fact or Fiction Myth Debunking Quiz as part of the festival.
The Corrymeela Community - @Corrymeela
Corrymeela is Northern Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organisation. They're running the #DontBinMyVote event.
Advice NI - @AdviceNI
Advice NI, a registered charity founded in 1995, exists to provide leadership and services to our 62 member organisations and to ensure accessible advice services across Northern Ireland. They're telling the story of Welfare Reform in NI.