Preventing violent extremism: The role of communications

Authored by: Isel van Zyl

Categories: Conflict Prevention, Violent Conflict
Sub-Categories: Countering Violent Extremism, Human Development, Violent Extremism
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Year: 2020
Citation: van Zyl, Isel. “Preventing Violent Extremism: The Role of Communications.” Institute for Security Studies, March 2020.

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Executive Summary

Activities designed to prevent violent extremism in Africa aim at addressing the drivers of violence in communities and regions. However, given challenges like the inaccessibility of rural communities and a lack of participation by the beneficiaries, how can civil society organisations and governments use communications campaigns to reach their target audiences?