The Feather commission held a consultation on whether a bill of rights for Northern Ireland was needed.
Draft Bill of Rights for NI
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Leaflet from 1978 (estimated).
National Council for Civil Liberties Leaflet giving advice on knowing your rights
At this time many people from Northern Ireland living in Britain were arrested and held on suspicion of paramilitary activity or as a means of the security forces gaining information. This leaflet is an example of the strategies employed by organisations to inform and educate the population.
Radio & Community Development
Postcard about BBC censorship from 1981
Many groups including NICRA and the Labour and Trade Union Movements chose alternative ways of getting their messages out as mainstream media didn’t always give a balanced view.
Examples of this are the community newsletters, independent magazines, newspapers, leaflets, posters and pirate radio.
Poster from 1981 calling for support for the Hunger Strikers
2008 Northumberland Street Belfast Mural about Bill of Rights
Murals in Northern Ireland have traditionally been used to mark the territories of specific groups and to portray messages to the community. In the past decade the themes of murals have changed to reflect more mutual social issues. With more and more paramilitary murals being replaced.