Participants will receive instruction on how to monitor radical groups together with real-world insights into their habits, behaviours and justifications.

The course combines the skills needed to identify and monitor radical groups, with the theoretical, social and theological insights needed to understand and counter radical narratives. Our objective is to provide civil servants, law enforcement professionals and community leaders with the tools needed to understand, monitor and respond to the radical narratives that provoke hatred and violence.

Our two-day course will provide:

–    Instruction on how to identify and monitor radical websites using open source tools and technologies
–    Instruction on how to identify and monitor the owners of radical websites
–    Insight into the habits and behaviours of radical groups, including with regard to online radicalisation
–    Guidance on how to counter narratives of hate, violence and extremism
–    Instruction on the methods, modes and approaches of online radicalisers
–    Guidance on how to create risk and vulnerability metrics for various levels of user engagement in the online space
–    Guidance on the links between online and offline radicalisation

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the course, participants will have acquired the ability to:

–    Identify different manifestations of radicalisation online
–    Identify and monitor radical groups and their media / communication channels
–    Employ the latest tools and technologies to support Internet research
–    Develop effective counter-narratives to mitigate the impacts of radical groups
–    Employ the appropriate disruption and counter-radicalisation tools for different risk levels of online radicalisation and its associated content

Teaching Method:

Our course combines practical knowledge with a solid theoretical grounding. Each module will be accompanied by a series of individual and / or group exercises that will help participants internalise the skills, disciplines and knowledge provided. Such exercises will include:

–    Guided instruction on the application of structured analytic techniques
–    Guided instruction on the use of IT tools and technologies
–    Brainstorming exercises
–    Short briefings and presentations from participants

Further, our courses are sensitive to the needs of working professionals and adult learners. Thus, for example, we emphasise participation, dialog and the sharing of experience to solve real world problems and internalise lessons learned.

Our course materials provide step-by-step guidance on how to use the tool and technologies demonstrated in the classroom. Participants can therefore apply what we teach at their own pace after the course has been completed.

Instructor: Chris Pallaris, i-intelligence / Munir Zamir, Fida Management

Language of Instruction: English

Target Audience: Civil servants, law enforcement professionals, community leaders, etc.

Course Requirements: Participants are encouraged to set up a Gmail account if they don’t have one.