IOM conducts training on combating violent extremism

Experts shares ways of prevention of the radicalization process among the vulnerable groups. Photo / IOM Azerbaijan

BAKU, 5 September 2019 – International Organization for Migration organises 2-days training-seminar on the role of media and internet in preventing violent extremism in Baku.

The training involved various government agencies, media representatives, civil society, as well as representatives from educational institutions. The sessions aim to contribute to the joint efforts for preventing a violent extremism and radicalisation, also enhance participants’ knowledge and capacity for using strategic communication for prevention of the radicalisation process among the vulnerable groups.

During the training, participants will learn from the prominent experts how terrorist and radical groups use various online tools to promote their propaganda and recruit vulnerable people, and how the online tools transform radical people into violent extremists. The trainings share information about the methods of combating radical groups in the digital world, the strategies used to prevent violent extremism and applied relevant examples.

This 2-days training is organised within the Vulnerabilities’ (CRV) Activity, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by IOM in close cooperation with the State Committee on Religious Associations of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

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