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Art, peace and reconciliation: In conversation with Rita DUFFY

Art, peace and reconciliation: In conversation with Rita DUFFY
by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News
11 May 2017

At the last lecture in the spring series of events hosted by the Mitchell Institute of Peace at Queen’s University Belfast, artist Rita Duffy conversed with Professor Fiona Magowan, on how she has applied her creativity to help better understand the world around her.

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NVTV Focal Point: Janice BEGGS

NVTV Focal Point: Janice BEGGS
by Allan LEONARD for Carnegie Oldpark
10 April 2017

Local community worker in north Belfast, Janice Beggs, was interviewed by NVTV, where she spoke about her recent receipt of the “Local Campaigner of the Year” award from the Sheila McKenzie Foundation, as well as her work as an area manager for the Lower Oldpark Community Association (LOCA).

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Reflections on Women and Peacebuilding: President Tarja HALONEN

Reflections on Women and Peacebuilding: President Tarja HALONEN
by Julia FLANAGAN for Northern Ireland Foundation
9 May 2017

The presence of Finland’s former President, Tarja Halonen, at the 5th Harri Holkeri Lecture at Queen’s University Belfast, served as a timely reminder of the progress that Northern Ireland has made with peace and reconciliation since the Good Friday Agreement was signed almost 20 years ago.

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PRESS STATEMENT: FactCheckNI becomes verified signatory of international code of principles

PRESS STATEMENT: FactCheckNI becomes verified signatory of international code of principles
by Northern Ireland Foundation
17 April 2017

FactCheckNI joins an evermore important list of fact-checking organisations around the world that are being acknowledged for maintaining a high universal standard, by adhering to a code of principles from the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN).

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Heritage for regeneration: A walking tour of North Belfast Cultural Corridor @ImagineBelfast

Heritage for regeneration: A walking tour of North Belfast Cultural Corridor
by Allan LEONARD for Northern Ireland Foundation
22 March 2017

As part of the Imagine Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics, participants walked along the North Belfast ‘Cultural Corridor’, ending up at Ulster University for a brief seminar on the potential of community-led regeneration utilising local architectural heritage.

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Together in Pieces: Murals not for pretty colours but conflict transformation @ImagineBelfast

Together in Pieces: Murals not for pretty colours but conflict transformation
By Eilish BOSCHERT for Northern Ireland Foundation
25 March 2017

Filmmakers Eileen Walsh and David Dryden showcased their short, documentary film Together in Pieces at the historic Sunflower Pub on 25th March as part of the third annual Imagine Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics.

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Are we living in a post-truth democracy? @ImagineBelfast

‘Are We Living in a Post-Truth Democracy?’
A #DemocracyDay talk by Bill ADAIR at the Imagine Belfast Festival
by Eilish BOSCHERT for Northern Ireland Foundation
24 March 2017

Hosted by FactCheck NI as part of Imagine Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics, Bill Adair presented his lecture ‘Are We Living in a Post-Truth Democracy?’ at the Conor Lecture Theatre at Ulster University on Friday, March 24th.

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PRESS STATEMENT: Janice Beggs is “Local Campaigner of the Year” at Sheila McKechnie Awards

Janice Beggs is “Local Campaigner of the Year” at Sheila McKechnie Awards
PRESS STATEMENT: Northern Ireland Foundation
23 March 2017

Today, Thursday the 23rd of March, Janice Beggs was presented the award of “Local Campaigner of the Year” at the Sheila McKechnie Awards, for her sterling work on the “Carnegie Oldpark Project”, at an event in London, in the House of Lords.