Strategic Communication and Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education: The Case of Kosovo

Authors

  • Mimoza Hasani Pllana Postdoc (cand.), University of Sofia, “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36941/jesr-2021-0034

Keywords:

strategic communication, countering violent extremism, state reaction, education

Abstract

Strategic communication is an important asset when countering violent extremism at an institutional level, whereas its objective is to give emphasis to internal communication models that function within given organizations and institutions. Internet is one of the main communication frameworks used by violent extremist groups nowadays. Social media networks, such as YouTube for example, are among the most used communication forms used to recruit youngsters and other persons to join the conflict zones in the Middle East. State institutions in Kosovo have acted in preventing violent extremism by drafting national level strategies countering violent extremism. One of the main pillars that is foreseen as an important tool to prevent and react against this negative phenomenon is better education of children and youngsters. Therefore, national education institutions have an important responsibility to counter extremist narratives through internal and external communication as well as to address issues that can aggravate violent behavior and actions.

 

Received: 12 December 2020 / Accepted: 2 February 2021 / Published: 5 March 2021

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Published

2021-03-05

How to Cite

Pllana, M. H. (2021). Strategic Communication and Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education: The Case of Kosovo. Journal of Educational and Social Research, 11(2), 106. https://doi.org/10.36941/jesr-2021-0034

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