Global Political Islam

  • UNESCO Combats "Fake News" in Media Education

    October 16, 2017

    At a workshop in Nigeria, Fackson Banda of UNESCO's International Programme for the Development of Communication called for the inclusion of "citizenship education" in journalist education programs around the world to counter the rise of "fake news" and propaganda and to promote "solidarity" and "tolerance."

  • OSCE Official Critiques German "Hate Speech" Law

    October 16, 2017

    While he praised the objective of the law in protecting vulnerable groups as "important and legitimate," the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir has warned that Germany's new law fining social media companies for their failure to remove "illegal hate speech" is "overly broad" and could produce a chilling effect on the freedom of speech in the country.

  • OSCE Hosts Seminar on "Hate Speech" in Kazakhstan

    October 16, 2017

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) recently hosted a seminar in Kazakhstan for representatives from the media, government, and nongovernmental organizations seeking "to equip journalists with the tools to counter hate speech in the media and on the internet," including by combating "destructive human behaviour" online.

  • Police Link Gulf Money to Jihadi Attacks in Spain

    October 11, 2017

    The mosque at the center of the August jihadi attacks in Spain received funding for many years from Arab Gulf Islamist monarchies to support a range of mosque activities for spreading political Islamism through preaching, recruitment, radicalization, and violence.

  • German "Hate Speech" Legislation Sparks Criticism

    October 11, 2017

    Politico reports that, as German legislation punishing social media companies with substantial fines for their failure to quickly remove "illegal hate speech" from their platforms takes effect, tech firms and free-speech groups are critiquing the transfer of responsibility in enforcing the country's broad hate-speech laws from public officials to private companies.

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