What is it about?
Jasmine is an initiative within Gazete Mendimi (“Newspaper of Thought”) to counter violent extremist ideology through publishing articles and training journalists on how to effectively report on issues pertaining to radicalization and extremism. Jasmine is publishing a series of articles and opinion pieces on the motivations of extremist groups, what happens to them, how they mistreat and manipulate people, and how to separate their ideology from Islamic doctrine. The articles also cover topics such as the work of imams and civil society to counter violent extremism and promote values of diversity and tolerance. The goal of the Jasmine project is to raise awareness in the fight against violent extremism, especially among the youth and in vulnerable areas.