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How can you use social media to fight for human rights?

Posted in: Write for Rights
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 13:23

    Did You Know That Your Social Media Has the Power to End Human Rights Abuses?  

    These days, many government bodies and heads of states have Twitter accounts and Facebook pages. Some of these state authorities are the same once who have the power to end the human rights abuses at hand in this year’s Write for Rights cases.

    Amnesty International is asking activists from all around the world to use their social media channels for human rights. Below you’ll find sample social media posts that you can use to #Write4Rights:

    Australia: Refugees on Nauru

    Target: Peter Dutton, Minister of Immigration and Border Protection – @PeterDutton_MP

    Sample message:
    I'm writing to @PeterDutton_MP to Tell #Australia to end the abuse of #refugees on #Nauru. #W4R16 #Write4Rights
     

    Bayram Mammadov and Giyas Ibrahimov

    Target: President Ilham Aliyev – @presidentaz

    Sample message:
    I'm writing for #BayramAndGiyas, jailed on sham drug charges for protest graffiti. @presidentaz release them now! #W4R16 #Write4Rights
     

    Fomusoh Ivo Fehwas

    Target: President Paul Biya – @PR_Paul_Biya

    Sample message:
    I'm writing for #FomusohIvoFeh, jailed for 10 years for texting a joke in #Cameroon. @PR_Paul_Biya: Free him now! #W4R16 #Write4Rights
     


    Indigenous Peoples of the Peace River Valley

    Target: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – @JustinTrudeau

    Sample message:
    I'm writing to stand #WithThePeaceRiver @JustinTrudeau #HonourTreaty8 protect Indigenous lands from destruction #NoSiteC #W4R16 #Write4Rights

    >> Visit our Write for Rights Site C page for sample tweets and other ways to take action online!

    Ilham Tohti

    Target: the Chinese President does not have a Twitter account, so we ask that you include #China and #XiJinping

    Sample message:
    I'm writing to #FreeIlhamTohti jailed for life for his writings & lectures in #China. #XiJinping must release Ilham now! #W4R16 #Write4Rights

    Shawkan (Mahmoud Abu Zeid)

    Target:  Minister of Interior Magdy Abde el-Ghaffar – @moiegy

    Sample message:
    I'm writing for photojournalist @ShawkanZeid facing #deathpenalty in #Egypt for taking photos @moiegy: #FreeShawkan! #W4R16 #Write4Rights

     

    Narges Mohammadi

    Target: Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei – @khamenei_ir

    Sample message:
    I'm writing to @khamenei_ir to urge freedom for Iranian #womensrights defender Narges Mohammadi #FreeNarges #W4R16 #Write4Rights

    >> More ways you can take action for Narges online!

     

    Annie Alfred

    Target: President Arthur Peter Mutharika – @APMutharika

    Sample message:
    I'm writing to demand @APMutharika #StopTheKilling of people like Annie Alfred with #albinism #Malawi #W4R16 #Write4Rights

     

    Máxima Acuña

    Target: Minister of Interior Carlos Basombrío – @CarlosBasombrio or/and @MininterPeru

    Sample message:
    I'm writing to @MininterPeru demanding he protect #HRD Máxima Acuña from attacks! #MaximaIsNotAlone #W4R16 #Write4Rights

    >> More ways you can take action for Maxima online!

     

    Edward Snowden

    Target:  President Obama – @POTUS

    Sample message:
    I'm writing for @snowden to say #ThankYouEd for exposing global mass surveillance – @POTUS #PardonSnowden #W4R16 #Write4Rights


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