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Challenging Dangerous Messages Online – Pristina, May 2017

Participants in the RVI workshop in Pristina designed solutions to balance and counter-act, in their own words, the messages broadcast by the “Islamophobic, orientalizing media”, out of concern about Islamophobia driving radicalization in Kosovo, especially among youth. The participants also worked on their ideas around the development of critical thinking skills, various identity affirming, positive messaging campaigns, and efforts to simplify religious counter-narratives to make them accessible to young people.

Participants said:

Imagine that the next big conflict happens in Turkey. How many people do you think would go to fight there, from Kosovo? (answer: many)