Changing the conversation with e-petitions in Northern Ireland

Mairaid McMAHON presentation on e-petitions for Northern Ireland. Xchange Summer School, LIFE Church, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Changing the conversation with e-petitions in Northern Ireland by Allan LEONARD for Northern Ireland Foundation 16 June 2016 As part of the Xchange Summer School, Mairaid McMahon announced the launch of e-petitions in Northern Ireland, which is scheduled to appear... Continue Reading →

Northern Ireland Foundation wins civic activism award

Northern Ireland Foundation wins civic activism awardby Allan LEONARD for Northern Ireland Foundation16 July 2015 The Northern Ireland Foundation is delighted to have been given an award from Building Change Trust, to pursue a civic activism project on digital fact checking in Northern Ireland. Working with Transformative Connections, our aim is to tackle the problem... Continue Reading →

Attacking democracy from within – Israel

I was troubled to read The Economist article on Hanin Zoabi, an Arab member of Israel's parliament, being attacked inside the Knesset by another female parliamentarian, Anastassia Michaeli. Not Israel's finest hour for parliamentary democracy: After Michaeli was physically removed, Zoabi was allowed to continue. She was to speak for only one minute, but because of the constant... Continue Reading →

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