Media Development and Countering Violent Extremism: An Uneasy Relationship, a Need For Dialogue
Center for International Media Assistance. National Endowment for Democracy (2016)
24 Pages Posted: 10 Nov 2020
Date Written: October 26, 2016
This report looks at how media development practitioners are reacting to the rise of the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) agenda, and its growing influence on their field. This influence is the cause of concern, not only because practitioners of CVE and media development have fundamentally different worldviews, but because the CVE agenda is seen to pose serious risks for southern media houses and the organizations that support them. Still, these risks are unlikely to be addressed without coordinated efforts from both sides. However uneasy the relationship, a dialogue between CVE and media development is needed.
Keywords: Countering Violent Extremism, CVE, media, media development, journalism, terrorism
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