2016 Jakarta World Forum for Media Development
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Wednesday, September 21 • 09:00 - 10:30
Violent Extremism, Strategic Communication and the Role of the Media

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The media are increasingly being viewed as a part of a wider toolkit in counter-radicalisation initiatives and the fight against terrorism due to the recognition of its impact on behaviour change. Yet, an evidence review commissioned in 2016 showed that little research is going into impact assessments and that there is no agreed definition of what Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) encompasses, nor any agreement about how to measure counter radicalisation via strategic communications and the media. Where does strategic communications leave the independence and safety of the media sector when counter narratives are pushed through them? Should the media development sector change its approach in a context of a global war against terrorism? The panel will confront experiences of media professionals (Indonesia and Somalia), security experts, and scholars around one of the major disruptive challenges posed to media development.

Rapporteur for the session: Maryia Sadouskaya-Komlach, Programme Coordinator, Free Press Unlimited.

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James Deane

Director, Policy and Learning, BBC Media Action
James Deane, United Kingdom, is the Director of Policy and Learning at BBC Media Action where he oversees the organisation’s research, technical assistance and policy activities. James has spent more than 30 years working in the field of media development. He was a founding member... Read More →

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Endy Bayuni

Editor-in-Chief, The Jakarta Post
Endy Bayuni, Indonesia, is the editor-in-chief of The Jakarta Post. A 33-year veteran in journalism, he has worked as the Indonesian correspondent for Reuters and Agence France-Presse (AFP) in the early years of his career. He is a regular commentator on Indonesian politics and foreign... Read More →
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Tito Karnavian

Chief, Indonesian National Police
Police-General Tito Karnavian is the current Chief of Indonesian National Police replacing the previous chief, Police-General Badrodin Haiti. On 15 June 2016 Tito was proposed by Indonesian President Joko Widodo to be the Chief of Indonesian National Police replacing Badrodin Haiti... Read More →
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Dr. Courtney Radsch

Advocacy Director, Committee to Protect Journalists
Dr. Courtney Radsch is the Advocacy Director of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). As a journalist, author, and freedom of expression advocate, she writes and speaks frequently on the nexus of technology, journalism, and rights. She is the author of Cyberactivism and Citizen... Read More →
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Nasser Weddady

Independent Consultant
Nasser Weddady is a Mauritanian-American consultant with expert knowledge of social media and the politics of the Arab region and West Africa. He is at the crossroads of public diplomacy, radicalization and youth movements. He was identified as one of the top 5 influencers during... Read More →

Wednesday September 21, 2016 09:00 - 10:30 PDT
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