Will limits on free expression prevent terrorism?

Schoeman, Albertus (2017) Will limits on free expression prevent terrorism? Discussion Paper. Institute for Security Studies. Africa in the World Report.

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A free media is a key component of democracy given its role in sharing information, yet it is often criticised for its coverage of terrorism, which some regard as facilitating the spread of extremist ideologies. Similarly, as extremists have taken to social media, debates around trade-offs between freedom of expression and security have resurfaced. This report examines the relationships between the traditional media, social media and violent extremism to argue that responses limiting freedom of expression are ineffective in combatting violent extremism.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Discussion Paper)
Keywords: Violent extremism, Freedom of Expression, Surveillance, Democracy
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
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Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2021 15:55
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2021 15:55
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/96781

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