Preventing violent extremism: the role of communications

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Preventing violent extremism: the role of communications – Resources


Institute for Security Studies


Isel van Zyl (Institute for Security Studies)

Publication date

31 Mar 2020

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Lauren October

Uploaded on

04 May 2020

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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?

About the author

Isel van Zyl, Research Officer in the Complex Threats in Africa programme, is currently completing her second Master’s degree at North-West University in Management and Security Studies.