The Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) is an international forum of 29 countries and the European Union with an overarching mission of reducing the vulnerability of people worldwide to terrorism by preventing, combating, and prosecuting terrorist acts and countering incitement and recruitment to terrorism.

Our forum brings together experts and practitioners from countries and regions around the world to share experiences and expertise, and develop tools and strategies on how to counter the evolving terrorist threat. The GCTF is Co-Chaired by Morocco and the Netherlands.

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Symposium on Preventing and Countering Terrorists’ Use of the Internet

Symposium on Preventing and Countering Terrorists’ Use of the Internet

21 October 2016

Friday 21 October 2016

Key themes of the discussion included:

  •  The threat posed by terrorism has no boundaries. Therefore, States cannot address the threat of TUI alone. States should continue to advance international cooperation to prevent and counter TUI through the exchange of good practices and policies.
  • Governments, civil society and private sector actors have a shared interest in preserving an open and secure Internet, and a shared responsibility to prevent and counter TUI.

  • Measures need to be part of a comprehensive and integrated approach to address vulnerability to radicalization, including alternative content and counter narratives.


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