Combating Violent Extremism in the era of “FAKE NEWS”

SELIM IBRAIMI- CENTER FOR SECURITY STUDIES AND DEVELOPMENT-MACEDONIA (CSSD)

Macedonia with lack of media freedom and decline in professionalism- journalism standards has a vacuum for ‘fake news’ with negative consequences for entire country.

Before the Islamic State (IS) was created, political extremism in Macedonia was developing in hometown areas, national newspapers and in some degree political parties encouraged different groups in public places to speared violence and hate speech.

Full report on CVE-FAKE NEWS: PDF version: Violent Extremism and Fake news.Balkans.Selim Ibraimi.Policy paper.November 10, 2017

 

 

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