9th Community of Users on Safe, Secure and Resilient Socieities Workshop on Radicalisation

On december 5, 2017, Trivalent project participate in Brussels to the European Commission’s 9th Community of Users on Safe, Secure and Resilient Socieities Workshop on Radicalisation.

This workshop aims:

  • To identify synergies and increase connections between H2020 and ISF-P-funded projects on radicalisation and related issues
  • To identify structural and research gaps that each project aims to overcome;
  • To identify good dissemination and communication practices and determine how each project intend to reach its target audiences;
  • Discuss the possibilities in sustaining and continuing the work after the end of the projects.

The agenda can be seen here.

The european projects represented were CONTRA, DANTE, FIRST LINE, LIAISE 2, MINDb4ACT, Pericles, PRACTICIES, RED-Alert, SAFFRON, STRESAVIORA II, TENSOR, TRIVALENT, and VOX-Pol.

“Die Hard” for jihadists? IS recruits with heroic tales

The Chicago Project on Security and Threats, which analyzed some 1,400 videos released by IS between 2013 and 2016 made some interesting conclusions. Read them in this article publshed in The Seattle Times https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation-politics/die-hard-for-jihadists-is-recruits-with-heroic-tales/

The Challenges Of Radicalisation: The Role Of The Institutions, Religious Communities And Civil Society

Rome- November 24th

A dissemination workshop was organized by the TRIVALENT team with the aim of presenting the objectives of the project and discussing the new scenarios of radicalization. The meeting has been the occasion for several experts from different backgrounds to meet and discuss about how address and successfully contrast the radicalisation challenges.

Please find the program here

Some pictures of the event:

ISIS’s Defeat in Syria and Iraq Is Also the End of ISIS’s Media as We Know It

ISIS’s famed propaganda machine will never be the same. In the inaugural issue of the  MDC’s (Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies) new weekly, “Jihadiscope,” Gilad Shiloach explains why.
http://dayan.org/content/isis’s-defeat-syria-and-iraq-also-end-isis’s-media-we-know-it

Madrid face to face meeting

Expert System hosted the first WP3 face to face meeting in Madrid on 19 October 2017 : an intense and productive day.

Agenda :

  • 9:00 Arrival & Coffee
  • 9:15 Introduction and Plan of the Day
  • 9:30 T3.1 work progress (ESI)
  • 9:45 T3.2 work progress (UPM)
  • 10:00 T3.3 work progress (Z&P)
  • 10:15 T3.4 work progress (OU)
  • 10:30 Case Study of SAFFRON Project (VISEO)
  • [10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break]
  • 11:00 Data-flow Architecture and Pipelines (ESI)
  • 11:30 Datasets – Analysis & Annotation (OU)
  • 12:00 Radicalisation Classification – Architecture and Pipeline (Z&P)
  • 12:30 Process dataset by COGITO – test input, output, accuracy, speed (ESI)
  • [13:00 – 14:30 Lunch Break]
  • 14:30 Multilingual corpus (test translator, COGITO) (ESI)
  • 15:00 Dissemination
  • 16:30 Wrap up

The Social Media Experience of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb

This paper (The Social Media Experience of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) offers a descriptive analysis of the propaganda activities of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb on Internet social media. It examines the group’s propaganda actions from its creation in 1998 until the end of 2015 and argues that the use of social media, Twitter in particular, has failed to offer any real remedy to its mediocre propaganda actions. During the period in which its Twitter profiles were active, the organisation continued to manifest the same problems, including a shortage of qualified human resources and poor internal coordination, which had prevented it from engaging in efficient propaganda activity previously. The study of the social media experience of the group offers further evidence of the vulnerabilities of this Maghrebi jihadist organisation.