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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the United States

Categories: Federal State Relations,Propaganda,Terrorism

Outlines federal government strategy for assisting local authorities in grassroots efforts to counteract propaganda and prevent violent extremism.   From the White House


Terrorist Use of the Internet: Information Operations in Cyberspace

Categories: Propaganda,Telecommunications/Internet,Terrorism

Discusses the use of the Internet by terrorists for propaganda, communication, radicalization and recruitment, and training purposes.   Also covers federal government efforts to counter cyberterrorism and how these efforts may work at cross-purposes.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

All-Party Inquiry into Antisemitism: Government Response: Three Years on Progress Report

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Great Britain,Language,Propaganda

British government report on presence of Anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom.  Covers Anti-Semitic incidents, discourse, sources of contemporary Anti-Semitism, and Anti-Semitism on campus.  Command Paper Cm7991.  From the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The Iraq War: Part III: Shaping the Debate

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Secrecy,Great Britain,Iraq,Propaganda,Spying/Intelligence

A collection of 21 declassified documents which, according to the FOIA petitioner,  shows the extent to which the Blair and Bush administrations allowed propaganda needs “ to infect intelligence processes.”  From the National Security Archive

Correcting America’s Image Problem in Pakistan

Categories: Foreign Assistance,Pakistan,Propaganda

America has provided more than $15 billion in aid to Pakistan since 9/11, but perceptions of America in Pakistan are negative.  This brief paper looks at why this is so and what can be done to change the perception.  From the United States Institute of Peace

U.S. Initiatives to Promote Global Internet Freedom: Issues, Policy, and Technology

Categories: China,Iran,Propaganda,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

Provides information regarding the role of U.S. and other foreign companies in enabling Internet censorship by repressive regimes, including examination of repressive policies in China and Iran, relevant U.S. laws, U.S. policies to promote Internet freedom, and private sector and congressional initiatives.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

Preventing Media Incitement to Violence in Iraq

Categories: Iraq,Propaganda,Telecommunications/Internet

Studies the way media messages have provoked violence in Iraq and potential solutions.  Summarizes the results of a September 2009 conference in Istanbul, Turkey. From the U.S. Institute of Peace.

National Framework for Strategic Communication

Categories: Propaganda

Reports on a comprehensive interagency strategy for public diplomacy and strategic communication to better communicate the U.S. message to those abroad.  From the White House.  Posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

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