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Media and terrorism

The media are attracted by extreme terrorist acts not only because it is their duty to report on any major event but also because the dramatic and spectacular aspect of terrorism fascinates the general public. Today’s terrorists exploit this and act in a way that will attract maximum attention around […]

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Reintegration challenges faced by returnees of violent extremism in Kenya

Reintegration refers to the process of re-incorporation of returnees back into society drawing on the basis of social community ties and positive participation in society. Reintegration programs are important in preventing the re-offending of returnees, reducing the threats of youth radicalization and building community resilience against violent extremism. The reintegration […]

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Radicalization

In relation to Violent extremism, and terrorism, radicalization is a dynamic process whereby an individual comes to accept terrorist violence as a possible, perhaps even legitimate, course of action. This may eventually, but not necessarily, lead this person to advocate, act in support of, or to engage in terrorism.(OSCE Secretariat,2014). […]

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How terrorist groups recruit online

There is a psychological need to want to belong to groups. The functions of these groups may vary from group to group as different groups are able to influence their members differently. In the age of social media, social interactions have moved from traditional one-on-one interactions to interactions on online […]

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Drivers to Violent Extremism

Drivers to violent extremism refer to all the push and pull factors that can cause an individual to join an extremist group. Push factors are structured within a society while pull factors are individual motivations and processes. Some of these factors are discussed below; Lack of social economic opportunities such […]

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Impact of terrorism on mental health

Mental health describes either a level of cognitive or emotional well-being or an absence of a mental disorder. The World Health Organization defines mental health as a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work […]

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