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Media Development and Countering Violent Extremism: An Uneasy Relationship, a Need for Dialogue
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October 1, 2018
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Author: Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA), National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
Publication Date: October 2018

Summary: The report begins by examining the emergence of ISIS and its unique media strategy, which has been credited with spurring the group’s global reach. It then turns to the development of the CVE strategy and the various initiatives Western governments have undertaken to halt the spread of violent extremism, particularly in the media and online. With that foundation, the report then discusses the varied reactions to the CVE agenda from within the media development community, including the concerns felt by many media development practitioners that a focus on CVE may have unintended consequences when coopted by authoritarian regimes looking to censor oppositional media organizations. The report concludes by suggesting an agenda for dialogue and collaboration between the two sectors.

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