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Tereza Engelova

26 August 2020

Czech Republic

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Czech Technical University's online learning platform, HERMES, combats terrorism based on proven methods of deradicalization of former jihadists and preventing recruitment of new people to terrorism. Interactive exerc...

The New York Times

Neil MacFarquhar

30 December 2019

London, England

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London-based company, Moonshot CVE buys ads on Google to target radical, white extremist searches. The company’s ads are often funded by private companies, foundations, or governments and route people to anti-extremis...

The Guardian

Jason Burke

28 March 2019

Mombasa, Kenya

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A new program from London’s Royal United Services Institute takes a hyper-local approach to ending violent extremism. While many efforts across the world are focused on deradicalizing current members of extremist grou...

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Moritz Konradi

7 December 2018

Germany

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Though many people traditionally think of a tension between security and civil liberties, but local governments in Germany are practicing ways to safeguard against terrorism without trampling their citizen's rights. B...

Citizen Matters

Revathi Siva Kumar

26 November 2018

Dantewada, Chhattisgarh, India

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In 2011, authorities in Education City set about to combat the Naxal violence by offering education to children who have lost one or both parents to the violence. Today Education City houses 18 institutions and enroll...

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Jennifer Guay

6 November 2018

Malaysia

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Malaysia’s extremist rehabilitation team helps former terrorists reintegrate into society by becoming their friends and treating them with dignity. The unusual approach seems to be working. “A lot of the time they jus...

NPR

Eric Westervelt

6 November 2018

United States

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Organizations working to turn people away from violent hate groups have found some success with holistic approaches that include wrap-around services and acknowledging how people get caught up in racist ideology. But ...

Governing

J. Brian Charles

16 August 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The Transportation Security Administration has partnered with cities across the country to bring body scanners to metro stops and rail stations. While heralded as an efficient way to check crowds for weapons, body sca...

GovInsider

Nurfilzah Rohaidi

12 June 2018

Singapore

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Artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and virtual reality optimize limited public safety resources and help officers better respond to complex situations under pressure. As Singapore invests in such technologies...

Dissent Magazine

Colin Vanderburg

17 April 2018

New York, New York, United States

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The use of drones as tools of surveillance and military violence are a fixture of America’s foreign policy. However it is very difficult, due to secrecy and a lack of media coverage, to understand the scope of their u...

Kerning Cultures

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Lilly Crown

27 February 2018

Jbel Samamma, Kasserine Governorate, Tunisia

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When unemployment is high and hope is low, violent extremist groups around the world attract recruits who are searching for support and a sense of life purpose. In Tunisia, efforts to counter the pull of these groups ...

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Deborah Jian Lee

19 February 2018

United States

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Violent, hateful ideologies can grip the mind and body so tightly that moving away from them mimics addiction recovery. Life After Hate and other groups are helping former white supremacists to deradicalize by providi...

Rolling Stone

Molly McCluskey

26 January 2018

New York, New York, United States

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For the first time, high-profile Grammy attendees this year received an all-day security briefing on how to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks. In light of recent mass shootings and bombs at concerts in Manchest...

The New York Times

Krithika Varagur

20 June 2017

Indonesia

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In order to counter terrorism and reduce recidivism of incarcerated male jihadists', the Entrepreneurship and Proselytization Empowerment Program helps the wives of jailed extremists through counseling and lessons abo...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Stephen Montemayor

6 May 2017

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

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The Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence in Quebec has expanded rapidly, becoming a model for programs around the world. What sets it apart from projects in Europe and the United States is t...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Mila Koumpilova

28 December 2016

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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The youth of the Somali refugee community in Minnesota face disadvantages as immigrants and as targets for extremist Islam. A nonprofit offers parenting classes which cover everything from how to help with homework if...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Faiza Mahamud

8 October 2016

Minnesota, United States

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Somali-Minnesotans feel that US counter terrorism programs are suspicious of them and thus not there to help. A growing number of Somali-Americans have been recruited by public programs to improve relations between Mi...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Stephen Montemayer

17 September 2016

Minnesota, United States

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Somali-Minnesotans are at risk for homegrown extremists but are suspicious of federal investigations in their community. A federal pilot project is using outreach programs to include the Somali community in the soluti...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Mila Koumpilova

1 August 2016

London, England

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Non-profits like Active Change Foundation in London leverage community outreach and personal relationships to intervene on extremist behavior and prevent radical recruitment. But when attempting to partner with the go...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Mila Koumpilova

31 July 2016

Aarhus, Denmark

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Many Denmark youth are traveling to Syria to join Islamic extremist groups. Denmark has reduced recruitments by pouring money into government programs dedicated to better integrate immigrant communities through employ...

NPR

Hanna Rosin

15 July 2016

Aarhus, Denmark

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Muslim youths in Denmark were leaving to join ISIS in Syria, feeling they were being persecuted in Europe. Then the police in Aarhus responded in a completely unexpected way: They apologized.

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Mila Koumpilova

16 May 2016

Montgomery Village, Maryland, United States

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Following terror attacks around the world, a community nonprofit is working to counter violent extremism by bringing diverse communities together with law enforcement to address underlying causes of radicalization and...

Politico

Michael Hirsh

24 March 2016

Dearborn, Michigan, United States

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“Stepping Up” is an “outreach-and-informant” program in that gives Muslim residents in Dearborn a place to call if they suspect someone begins to show signs of alienation or an interest in extremism. This approach is ...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Deepa Bharath

6 January 2016

London, United Kingdom

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"The Abdullah-X Show" on YouTube is the creation of a former Islamic extremist who says he was attracted precisely to the kind of ideology terrorists espouse these days. He has used the medium to warn potential extrem...

Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor Editorial Board

19 May 2015

Casablanca, Morocco

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The Islamic State's recruitment of women draws big attention. But less noticed and more important are efforts in Islamic countries to raise the number of women in religious leadership, despite a long tradition against...

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