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Social Media, Digital Media and Communications

Languages: Media and social media content will be mainly in English, French and Spanish, along with content in German for the local media.

Social media will be an integral part of the Congress discussions and of the external communications strategy.

Twitter: You can get up to date information about what is happening at Congress by following @ituc @equaltimes @sharanburrow and using the hashtag #ituc14 - an open public feed about what is happening at Congress.

Spanish-speaking tweeters can select to follow an open Spanish twitter feed using the #escsi14. French-speaking tweeters can select to follow an open French twitter feed using #frcsi14

During the plenary and sub-plenary debates you can use the Congress hashtag to share your thoughts and make comments that will appear on the twitter walls. These are closed feeds and only tweets from pre-approved twitter handles will be posted on the twitter walls. All tweets will be public to all twitter users.

To register your twitter name so your tweet can appear on the twitter wall in congress sign up here

Plenary #ituc14
Realising rights sub-plenary #rights14
Union growth sub-plenary #growth14
Sustainable jobs sub-plenary #susjobs14

Social Media Help Desk: For those new to twitter and Facebook our team of social media experts will help you sign up for twitter and download the app for your mobile or tablet device. Please remember to bring your APPLE ID, GOOGLE ID or BLACKBERRY ID so you can register and download the app.

If you would like to create social media accounts before you arrive at Congress, follow these instructions:



During the Congress we will ask you to take part in twitter actions as part of our campaign for migrant workers’ rights in Qatar and for corporate campaigns.

Facebook: News and updates about what is happening at Congress will also be posted on the ITUC and Equal Times Facebook pages. Check these regularly and post your comments about the Congress.

Equal Times: Equal Times will be reporting from Congress, along with Radio Labour. Regular news, radio and TV studio debates will be available on

ITUC Congress Website: The ITUC Congress Website will feature daily news and updates about Congress events and activities. Live streaming of the plenary sessions, lunchtime TV Studio panel debates and leaders’ speeches will be available at
Some documents (e.g. reports from the Congress Credentials and Standing Orders Committees) are not public – the password to access these on the website will be made available at Congress.

The ITUC Website will also host news and statements from the ITUC during congress.

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