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Conference: 4th Addressing the New Landscape of Terrorism

4th International Conference 25-28 October 2021 Berlin, Germany (online) Victoria University – EXIT-Germany The Addressing the New Landscape of Terrorism initiative was created in 2015, with its first edition launched in February 2016 in Melbourne, then its second and third editions, respectively, in July 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand and in April 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. […] Mehr lesen

Sex, Drugs, & NS Rock ’n‘ Roll

Right-wing Extremist Brotherhoods and their Mafia-like Structures. By Elias Vander. They wear leather outfits with the insignia of their gang, imitate well-known and international motorcycle clubs with their attire and make money in similar ways as as their apparently (in)famous idols. Since the beginning of the nineties, so called „brotherhoods“ have been an integral part […] Mehr lesen

RAN C&N The Incel Phenomenon

Online meeting 17-18 June 2021 By RAN Communication and Narratives (C&N) Working Group. The incel phenomenon is being studied more and more, from a P/CVE perspective as well. As there are links between certain parts of the incel movement to (other) types of extremism, it is important to try to understand what is going on […] Mehr lesen

Fighters for Peace

Ex-combatants: Lessons learned – “Formers” engage in preventing violence and extremism By Christina Foerch Saab. Working with “formers” (former extremists and ex-combatants) in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) can be very impactful on target groups such as marginalized and excluded youth who are at the brink of radicalization or who have already taken the […] Mehr lesen

No Violent Extremist is An Island

The Role of Communities in the Rehabilitation of Former Extremists and the Reduction of the Risk of Recidivism. By Dr Virginie Andre. Summary This article is review on a series of international online workshops on the Multi-Dimensional Role of Former Violent Extremist in the Prevention, Intervention and Countering of Violent Extremism launched by Victoria University […] Mehr lesen

Reporting about Violent Extremism and P/CVE

Reporting about Violent Extremism and P/CVE Challenges for Journalists – Recommendations from Practitioners By Alexander Ritzmann and Fabian Wichmann. This paper will describe the challenges for Journalists and will give some recommendations from practitioners. Reporting about extremism and terrorism poses major challenges for journalists on different levels. This paper will address some of the most […] Mehr lesen

Digital Exit Work

RAN small-scale meeting on “Digital Exit Work” – CONCLUSION PAPER By Radicalization Awareness Network (RAN). Key outcomes The effectiveness of preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) interventions is based on an in-depth understanding of the relevant target audiences, and in particular of the needs of individuals. Most existing exit programmes are founded around concepts of […] Mehr lesen

Incels: A Guide to Symbols and Terminology

By Moonshotteam. Online incel communities represent a risk to both health and public safety. The men involved in the incel ecosystem are angry, isolated, depressed, and often suicidal. The Toronto van attack in 2018 and the more recent attack in February 2020 have put their capacity for real-world harm beyond doubt. It is also clear […] Mehr lesen

Dos and don’ts of involving formers in PVE/CVE work

By Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN). Summary In Bordeaux, France on 26 and 27 June 2017, the RAN C&N and RAN Exit working groups explored the added value of working with formers, by examining their specific qualities and experiences. This ex post paper takes the form of a manual, and contains guidelines (dos and don’ts) for […] Mehr lesen