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Expert Meeting on Strategic Communications and Social Media Aspects in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

Expert Meeting on Strategic Communications and Social Media Aspects in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

Wednesday 11 January 2017

LONDON – United Kingdom - The GCTF’s Strategic Communications and Social Media Aspects in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Initiative Co-Leads, Switzerland and the United Kingdom (UK) organized an Expert Meeting on Strategic Communications and Social Media Aspects in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism, on 9-11 January 2017, in London.

 

The Strategic Communications Initiative, launched at the Seventh Ministerial Meeting in New York on 21 September 2016 under the auspices of the GCTF CVE Working Group, aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of potential approaches and methodologies for governments to prevent and counter violent extremism online. Furthermore, the Initiative explores ways in which governments can – either directly or indirectly – support efforts to counter the appeal of violent extremist propaganda online, in particular through social media.

 

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