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The global Twitter conversation on women's rights

How International Women’s Day played out on Twitter.


How voters engaged on Twitter with top presidential candidates in Brazil

On the eve of the Brazilian elections, take a look at how voters have engaged with the top candidates for the presidency.


#AskFS: Twitter Q&A with British Foreign Secretary @WilliamJHague

Secretary Hague leads a live Twitter Q&A from our D.C. office on the final day of his U.S. visit.


In Brazil, Twitter also a platform for political conversation

The discussion around Brazil’s 2014 elections on Twitter is already in full swing. Many Brazilian political figures are already using Twitter to reach out to the electorate, share their platforms and engage in the rich political discussion to come.


"Beats by Trey": Congressman Radel tweets review of Jay Z's #MCHG

Freshman Congressman Trey Radel (@TreyRadel) offers his take on Jay Z’s new album “Magna Carta…Holy Grail” on Twitter.


FLOTUS on Twitter: How Michelle Obama took her followers to Africa

When the First Lady (@FLOTUS) joined the President for a trip to Africa, she brought her 400,000 Twitter followers along for the journey.


How a world leader live-tweeted breaking news

It’s unusual for a head of state to comprehensively live-tweet a breaking news story, especially one they are part of. But that’s exactly what Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (@CFKArgentina) did on July 2 – providing a compelling account as global attention turned to the re-rerouting of Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane based on the suspicion that he was transporting NSA leaker Edward Snowden out of Russia.