Public Communication

The International Observatory on Terrorism Studies (OIET) considers Public Communication to be a key research area to delegitimize messages that support the use of terrorist violence and to promote strategies to counter attempts to radicalize young people using social networks.

Building a narrative against violent extremism

New terrorism is a problem that needs to be addressed from the point of view of strategic communication, a discipline that until now has only been applied to politics and digital marketing.
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Fight against ISIS reveals power of social media

The country that has received the most threats by ISIS via videos broadcasted on social media is Russia, with more than 25 in two years. France follows, with almost 20 in the same timeframe. During the last two weeks, events have shown that threats to those countries were not only digital, but also real.
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Daesh tries to gain the support of Islamic public opinion using images of knifes attacks in Israel

Daesh public communication apparatus have launched since last Sunday eight audiovisual campaigns. After 22 months and more than 900 audiovisual campaigns, it is the first time ISIS encourage to commit terrorist attacks against the state of Israel.
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Daesh threats to the United States and Obama using a child armed with a grenade launcher

This is the first audiovisual campaign in which, this year, the terrorist group directly threaten Obama and the United States.
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Daesh se extiende en Yemén con la creación de su cuarta infraestructura (ulaia) en en el Golfo Adén

El Daesh ha hecho público hace unas horas la creación de una nueva región (ulaia) bajo su control en el Golfo de Adén (Yemen). Se trata de […]
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On social media, ISIS uses modern cultural images to spread anti-modern values

ISIS has established a new kind of terrorism, using marketing for making terror popular, desirable, and imitable

Daesh launches an audiovisual campaign to remind Syrian refugees that reaching Europe puts them at risk of “fornication, sodomy, drugs and alcohol”

The terrorist group Daesh began last Wednesday, 16 September an intense media campaign targeting Syrian refugees fleeing to Europe. The campaign contains, so far, thirteen videos distributed via social networks and an article in Dabiq, the official magazine of Daesh.