The battle for another world

The far right is increasingly active globally—at the level of governments, through civil society, and in the digital sphere. According to the 80 academics, researchers, and activists interviewed in this report, this threat to democracy and internationalism is urgent.

The year in hate and extremism

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has identified 940 active hate groups across the United States in 2019. Despite a slight decline from the all-time high of 1,020 hate groups in 2018, the SPLC documented an increase in the number of white nationalist, anti-LGBTQ and...

Policy approaches to harmful content online

In March 2019, the Public Policy Forum convened a session featuring two panels on the topic of hate. The first panel presented perspectives of Canadians who have directly experienced acts of hate. The second panel served as an exploratory forum to identify potential solutions to...

Policy initiative: Tackling racism and far right extremism

Stopping hate speech. In the wake of the Christchurch massacre we must act to stem the rising tide of Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, racism and bigotry in Australia. White supremacy and the emerging neo-nazi movement are taking a foothold right around the world, emboldened and encouraged by...
Literature review

Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) literature review

This report consists of a literature review and analysis of the existing research concerning countering violent extremism.
Audio interview

Social media and online messaging asked to crack down on online extremists

Whose responsibility is it to monitor and stem communication that relates to violence and terrorist activity?
Audio podcast

A conversation on terrorism in Australia, with Levi West – part 1

Overview In this episode of the podcast Sub Rosa, Andrew talks with Levi West about terrorism in Australia. Levi West is the Director of Terrorism Studies at Charles Sturt University. This is the first episode for 2017, and is part of a two-episode series. This...
Audio podcast

Countering violent extremism, with Ross Frenett and Vidhya Ramalingam

Overview An interview with Vidhya Ramalingam and Ross Frenett about countering violent extremism (CVE), which refers to non-coercive efforts to help prevent involvement in terrorism. Ross and Vidhya previously worked for organisations such as the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and Google Ideas. They recently founded...

Undermining violent extremist narratives in South-East Asia: a how-to guide

This document was developed with the support of the Australian Government by the Hedayah Institute, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism based in Abu Dhabi. While there are other counter narrative 'how to' guides available, this is the first of its kind...
Briefing paper

Constraints and opportunities: what role for media development in countering violent extremism?

This paper seeks to provide some initial guidance as to what countering violent extremism (CVE) is and what it means for the media development sector, its donors and other organizations that work with media developers. Media consultant, former journalist and academic, Michelle Betz, argues that...