BUILDING COUNTER-NARRATIVES TO VIOLENT EXTREMISM: LESSONS LEARNT FROM OUTSIDE EUROPE

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 15/11/2017
09:00 - 14:00

Location
Brussels Press Club Europe asbl

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BUILDING COUNTER-NARRATIVES TO VIOLENT EXTREMISM:

LESSONS LEARNT FROM OUTSIDE EUROPE

 15th-event

Wednesday, 15 Novembre 2017,  9:00 – 14:00

Press Club Brussels Europe,

Rue Froissart 95, 1040 Brussels

 

08.30 – 09.00         Registration

09.00 – 09.30         Introduction

  • Hamadi Jebali, Prime Minister of Tunisia (2011-2013), World Leadership Alliance – Club de Madrid Member
  • Olivier Luyckx, Head of the Stability, Security, Development and Nuclear Safety Unit within the European Commission’s DG DEVCO
  • Breakthrough Media Representative

09.30 – 11.00         Leaders Telling a Different Story: findings and policy recommendations for a new counter narrative

This session will present project findings and concrete policy recommendations on how to deliver more effective alternative and counter-narratives to violent extremism messaging. It will bring on qualitative study, data analysis and national consultations conducted in 3 countries: Nigeria, Lebanon and Tunisia.

  • Javier Lesaca, Expert, World Leadership Alliance – Club de Madrid
  • Ayman Mhanna, Executive Director, Samir Kassir Foundation
  • Jaye Gaskia, Chairman, Partnership against Violent Extremism (PAVE)

11.00 – 11.15         Coffee Break

11.15 – 12.45

Working with victims in counter-narratives

This session will explore working with victims in counter-narrative campaigns. The first part of this session will be a presentation of ‘Humanity Lost’ – a counter narrative campaign that involved victims of terrorism from Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia and Libya. The second part of this session will be a panel discussion about how victims can be involved in counter-narrative campaigns, looking at why it’s important to work with victims in counter narratives; what to consider when working with victims; why victims might want to tell their story; how victims could be mobilized in counter-narratives and what content could be produced in a counter-narrative campaign that involved victims.

Humanity Lost presentation

  • Louis Brooke, Managing Director of Breakthrough Media
  • Farah Souhail, Digital Strategist at Breakthrough Media

Panel

  • Samira Shackle, award-winning journalist on politics, terrorism and gender
  • Maria Lozano, Representative of the Radicalization Awareness Network
  • Yasmin Syed, Pakistani victim of terrorism (TBC)
  • Sabin Agha, Pakistani journalist and documentary film maker (TBC)
  • Hussam Eesa, co-founder and Public Relations Manager, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently

12:45 – 13:00         Closing words by Breakthrough Media, Club de Madrid and EU representatives

13:00 – 14:000       Lunch

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