Author Archives: Sylvana

New article about the analysis of ultraviolent terror propaganda in videos produced by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in 2015 and 2016

This paper examines aspects of violent, traumatic terrorist video propaganda produced by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) within the theoretical confines of abjection and the use of utopian/dystopian themes.

New article: “How to characterise the discourse of the far-right in digital media? Interdisciplinary approach to preventing terrorism”

The fight against extremist discourse on the Internet and on social media is paramount in countering terrorism and radical recruitment. However, radical, terrorist discourse is a very complex linguistic and sociolinguistic phenomenon. In this article, the authors tried to characterise pieces of discourse using an interdisciplinary approach.

New MRIF Report on the Quebec-UNESCO community

The Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie du Québec (MRIF) recently published a report entitled “Le Québec et l’UNESCO — Une vision, une communauté, des priorités pour 2020-2021.“ The report highlights the contribution of the Quebec-UNESCO community.

Vivek Venkatesh Speaking at KU Leuven’s Live Webinar on Radicalism, Extremism, and Islamophobia

Location: Online

Start Date: 04/11/2020 9:00 am   End Date: 04/11/2020 10:30 am

Vivek Venkatesh, co-holder of the UNESCO-PREV Chair and director of the Someone Project, will participate in a live webinar on radicalism, extremism and Islamophobia organized by the Institute of Media Studies of KU Leuven. This interdisciplinary panel will take place on November 4, 2020 from 9:00 p.m to 10:15 p.m (Québec Time). .

Counter‐Narratives for the Prevention of Violent Radicalisation: A Systematic Review of Targeted Interventions

A new report titled “Counter‐narratives for the prevention of violent radicalisation: A systematic review of targeted interventions” was recently released in Campbell Systematic Reviews. The objective of this review was to provide a synthesis of the effectiveness of counter‐narratives in reducing the risk of violent radicalisation. The review contributes to existing literature on violent radicalisation‐prevention, highlighting the care and complexity needed to design and evaluate narrative‐based interventions which directly counter existing, dominant narratives.

New Systematic Review of Mental Health Problems and Violent Extremism

A new systematic review relating to mental health problems and violent extremism was recently released in the Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology.

This systematic review assesses the impact of mental health problems upon attitudes, intentions and behaviours in the context of radicalisation and terrorism.