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[SHARE] Dr. Lisa Schirch: Response to 'Christchurch Call' must define violent extremism, include civil society

May 2019 - News

Click here to read the article. The Christchurch Call is a laudable, necessary initiative with two significant problems. First, it lacks a definition for violent extremism. A civil society counter-statement to the Christchurch Call asserts that, without a definition of violent extremism, vague calls for censorship make it more likely that abusive governments will censor human rights activists or minority groups under the guise of preventing terrorism... Read more... [Quotation] https://thehill.com/opinion/criminal-justice/444821-response-to-christchurch-call-must-define-violent-extremism-include

[SHARE] Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to lead global attempt to shutdown social media terrorism

Apr 2019 - News

Click here to read the article. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron will next month co-chair a meeting in Paris aimed at addressing how social media plays a part in promoting terrorism... Read more... [Quotation] https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12224727

[SHARE] Double vulnerability: Humanitarian Implications of the Climate-Security Nexus

Apr 2019 - News

Click here to read the article. A global series of round tables will focus on people’s lived experience of conflict and climate risk in different parts of the world, and explore how humanitarian organizations and their partners can best support people’s efforts to survive, adapt and thrive... Read more... [Quotation] https://www.planetarysecurityinitiative.org/index.php/news/double-vulnerability-humanitarian-implications-climate-security-nexus

[SHARE] Social media: How can governments regulate it?

Apr 2019 - News

Click here to read the article. The British government has proposed measures to regulate social media companies over harmful content, including "substantial" fines and the ability to block services that do not stick to the rules... Read more... [Quotation] https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47135058

[SHARE] Australia passes social media law penalising platforms for violent content

Apr 2019 - News

Click here to read the article. The Australian parliament has passed legislation to crack down on violent videos on social media, despite furious reaction from the tech industry, media companies and legal experts... Read more... [Quotation] https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/apr/04/australia-passes-social-media-law-penalising-platforms-for-violent-content