Tweeting for Human Rights

By Sarina Albeck

My newsfeed explodes as soon as I type in “human rights” in the search box on twitter. It is amazing to see how many people tweet about human rights and get involved. Twitter is a perfect place for activists, reporters and all other interested parties to connect, stay on top of what is happening and exchange ideas. Below, I have listed three people who I consider very follow-worthy on Twitter.

Bianca Jagger. The ex-wife of the famous Rolling Stones member Mick Jagger has been engaged in human rights topics throughout her whole life. She has been active for Amnesty International since the mid-80ies. Her work led her to countries like Bosnia, Kosovo, Pakistan and Afghanistan. On Twitter she provides valuable information about violations of human rights and activities against this.

Zeke Johnson. He is the director of Amnesty International USA’s campaign to end US human rights violations in the name of ‘global war.’ Who follows him on Twitter gets detailed information about how the US war against terrorism tends to violate human rights. His Tweets are very specific, mostly about torture-issues. He provides excellent information about Guantanamo.

Christian Mihr. For those who are more interested in reporters who cover human rights, Christian Mihr is the right person to follow on Twitter. The executive director of Reporters Without Borders Germany tweets in German and English about freedom of the press all over the world.

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