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MediaFutures contributes to International Discussion Forum on Counteracting Extreme Right Terrorism.

by | Aug 27, 2021

Last Updated on September 7, 2021 by Anna Pacholczyk

The appalling attacks in Oslo and Utøya on 22 July 2011 claimed the lives of 77 Norwegians, mostly children, and left the world in shock and grief. The attacks have subsequently prompted acute questions about online radicalization, “broadband terrorism”, and the destructive power of a lone actor motivated by radical extremism. 

A decade on, what lessons have we learned? What can societies and global organisations do better in order to stop extremist radicalisation and terrorist content from spreading, especially online? 

The discussion forum organised by the University of Bergen, in cooperation with MediaFutures: Research Centre for Responsible Media Technology and Innovation, will address these questions while looking to the future for solutions. 

The event, which will be held in a hybrid form on 25-27 August 2021, features leading global stakeholders in counteracting extreme right extremism. On the first day of the event, MediaFutures Centre Director Prof. Christoph Trattner will participate in an academic panel, and give an introduction on the topic of filter bubbles entitled “Online echo chambers: How do they work and what can we do?”. Prof. Christoph Trattner is also involved in chairing a workshop organised by Twitter on day two.

For detailed programme and more information, please follow this link

Social media plan from the University of Bergen:

Event title: 22 July 2011 at Ten: Commemoration and Commitment

Youtube:
The programme 25 August will be broadcast live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI94RRdo7bY

Twitter:

The University of Bergen main twitter account @UiB will be used for tweeting about the summit. Thread: https://twitter.com/UiB/status/1430093848370425874?s=20

Hashtag: #22JulyatTen

Short link: https://bit.ly/22JulyatTen (event programme)

You are all most welcome to post about the event, before, during and after. And please spread the hashtag.

Organizers:

University of Bergen @UiB
The Khalifa Ihler Institute @KhalifaIhler
Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right @C4ARR 

25 August – Speakers and Twitter handles:

Professor Margareth Hagen, Rector, University of Bergen, @margarethhagen_
Mr Rune Bakervik, Deputy Mayor of Bergen, @bergenkommune 
Dr Mette Wiggen, University of Leeds, @mwiggenleeds 
Professor Erik Tonning, University of Bergen, @UiB 
Professor Elisabeth Ivarsflaten, University of Bergen, @UiB 
Professor Christoph Trattner, University of Bergen, @ctrattner @SFIMediaFutures
Mr Bjørn Ihler, Khalifa Ihler Institute, @bjornih @KhalifaIhler 

Mr Constantin Nicolaysen Karamé, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs                      
Mr Paul Ash, New Zealand Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Cyber and Digital          

Press releases:

EurekAlert: https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/926027

Alphagalileo: https://www.alphagalileo.org/en-gb/Item-Display/ItemId/211733uib.nohttps://www.uib.no/en/hf/147156/high-level-summit-university-bergen-global-counter-terrorism-after-22-july

NTB (Norwegian): https://kommunikasjon.ntb.no/pressemelding/toppmote-ved-universitetet-i-bergen-global-terrormotvirking-etter-22-juli?publisherId=17847312&releaseId=17914041

Photo credit: UiB

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