Countering radicalisation and the spread of extremism through influence activity

The last 12 months have seen a significant resurgence in the threat posed by violent extremism; A range of high profile attacks throughout Europe, North America and the Middle East have shocked and appalled the world. Given the influence and appeal violent extremist organisations have generated through their communication activity, evidenced by the continued flow of foreign fighters to the Levant and independent IS-inspired atrocities, it is imperative that government and security agencies analyse what can be done to better counter the messaging of radical groups and replace it with our own, positive narrative.

Defence IQ is delighted to announce the return of Information Operations: Countering Violent Extremism 2016, hosted in London on the 15th and 16th June. The symposium will once again bring together communication professionals and government agencies from around the world to discuss the successes, failures, and novel methods for communicating against the lure of extremism. The event will be separated into four key themes, which will structure the discussion and take-aways from the event. These are:

  • Creating positive counter messaging – exploring the fundamentals of success and the role of negative communications
  • Identifying and influencing the influences – methodologies, rhetoric and common challenges
  • Reducing the recruitment pool of home-grown radicals – “target hardening” vulnerable communities
  • Leveraging open source intelligence to greater effect – analysis, toolsets and regional sensitivities

Continuing to provide key case studies in target audience analysis, digital outreach, measurement of effect, CVE 2016 is a must attend symposium for anyone involved in any facet of countering violent extremism. From open source intelligence analysis and community engagement through to social messaging and audience targeting, Countering Violent Extremism 2016 will provide you with the most concise and effective way to learn from, and engage with, the thought leaders in your field.

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