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Digital frontrunners: Key challenges and recommendations for online P/CVE work

By Radicalisation Awareness Network (C&N). Key outcomes Working online has become increasingly important across almost all fields of work, especially since the outbreak of the COVID pandemic in 2020 when working from home became mandatory for many people. This is also true for work in preventing and countering of violent extremism (P/CVE), since radicalisation processes […] Mehr lesen

Podcast: Coping with Dystopia – Coping with Right-Wing Extremism

By Coping with Dystopia. Feeling overwhelmed by the state of the world? Does it seem like society is fraying at the edges? Our podcast, Coping with Dystopia, is here to help! We speak with people who have experienced it all and come out the other side. These are thoughtful, real-world talks that offer practical and […] Mehr lesen

Millenarian Dreams of the Schizo-scene

By Caleb Cain. Caleb Cain about a troubling new trend that involves dark subcultures that glorify violence and foster nihilism. In Scorsese’s Taxi Driver, Travis Bickle is a distraught young soldier, home from the war and adrift in a crime-ridden New York City. His inability to reconcile the cognitive dissonance caused by an unjust world […] Mehr lesen

How to use campaigns for exit work?

An overview of Exit Germany‘s target group approach By Fabian Wichmann. Summary How do you reach a target group that is relatively insular and communicate with a message that is meant to challenge their worldview? What role can campaigns play in this context and, how has the target group reacted to corresponding actions? Can campaigns […] Mehr lesen

Perspectives: A Nazi-target, a former, a case manager

Exit Part I: Fabian and Tülüfülügülümülü on Nazis in Germany Exit Part I is about stories, Exit Part II about facts and strategies. We’ll meet a Nazi-whisperer, an ex-Nazi, and a Nazi-target. Tülüfülügülümülü is a writer and actor, son of a guest working cleaning lady and a guest working taxi driver. He grew up in […] Mehr lesen

Returning to Extremism

An Overview on Terrorist Reoffending and Current Challenges By Susanna Z. Papp and Robert Örell.  Due to recent tragic terrorist attacks in Europe, the question of terrorist recidivism has come to the centre of attention in public and policy discourses. Although the data show low recidivism rates in European countries, the impact of successful re-offenses […] Mehr lesen

Atomwaffen Division Financing

Backgrounder and counter-terrorist financing options By Jessica Davis. In this post, I explore the financing mechanisms used by Atomwaffen Division and the new iteration of the group, National Socialist Order. Both AWD and NSO, as well as James Mason, one of the ideological leaders of AWD, are all listed terrorist entities in Canada. Like many ideologically-motivated violent […] 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

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