Press Room Archive 2017

WE’RE KIND OF A BIG DEAL

Check out the recent buzz on EVP and our programs

December 31, 2017

Daily Excelsior (India)

School of Management Studies, BGSBU organised a symposium on the theme “We are One” at Muslim Education Trust (MET) Thanamandi under P2P programme.
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December 18, 2017

The University of Rhode Island News (United States)

Students enrolled in BUS 475: Social Media for Marketing took national honors this fall, placing 2nd in the Peer to Peer Initiative to counter extremism.
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December 07, 2017

Windhoek Express (Namibia)

The Maltas Club Namibia recently ran a campaign and competition to stop bullying in schools. The primary purpose of the competition was to counter violent global extremism, and it formed part of the #RAVE campaign by Maltas Club Namibia.
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December 06, 2017

Güçlü Anadolu Gazetesi (Turkey)

At the Social Sciences University of Ankara, the students of the Peace and Conflict Studies MA Program started a social responsibility campaign called “Battle Against Sexual Harassment (BASH).”
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December 06, 2017

Newsweb Express (Nigeria)

A non-government organization, Women Connect Initiative (WCI), on Tuesday lauded the “Peer to Peer: Challenging Extremism” campaign recently concluded by a student group of the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Speak Out Act Right (SOAR), saying that WCI is set to support SOAR’s 2018 campaign.
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December 06, 2017

Daily Nigerian online Newspaper (Nigeria)

The negative effect of hate speech, especially in a diverse country like Nigeria, is explored by a guest author from Bayero University, Kano – including calling on the population at large to act individually to combat hate speech.
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December 05, 2017

Dinchana Trending (Ghana)

Dinchana Trending interviews team members from “Voices for Change,” a counterspeech campaign against hate and extremism, comprised of students from the University for Development Studies in Ghana.
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December 05, 2017

alhassamnews.com (Jordan)

Students from the University of Jordan are participating in the Facebook Global Digital Challenge with their counterspeech campaign against online hate, the “Echo Project.”
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December 04, 2017

Medium (Pakistan)

The article discusses the idea that it is not only a Pakistani issue, but a global issue, to have more civil and open-minded conversations regarding politics, socio-economics and religion. The author attended a talk hosted by the “Be the One” campaign (Institute of Business Management in Karachi, Pakistan) and applauds their goals to encourage more peaceful dialog.
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November 30, 2017

Erasmus Magazine (Netherlands)

“The online comment sections of the Dutch media sphere are rife with hateful remarks towards Moroccans.A student-led initiative by the name of MoRoc is out to change that.”
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November 30, 2017

OPEN Rotterdam (Netherlands)

Students of Erasmus University Rotterdam started the campaign, MoRoc, against online hate speech and the discrimination of Moroccan immigrants.
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November 30, 2017

Licra (France)

Students from ESDES, the business school of the Catholic Institute of Lyon have requested the LICRA Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, chaired by Alain Blum, to support them and relay their initiative against hate speech on social networks.
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November 29, 2017

Deutschlandfunk (Germany)

To approach Pegida protesters “on a different level than the political” — that’s what the “Montags180” campaign is about, said graphic artists and students at Fachhochschule Dresden. As part of a Facebook-sponsored competition, their campaign is currently being launched around social media extremism.
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November 29, 2017

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Canada)

CBC’s Lisa Laco interviews the team lead about the “Invalidate The Hate” campaign at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Discussions included the inspiration for the campaign, what the campaign goals are, resistance that followed, and where the campaign sees itself in the future.
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November 28, 2017

The Merciad (United States)

“A group of Mercyhurst University students have come together as part of the global competition ‘Peer to Peer (P2P): Challenging Extremism.’ … The group has a clear mission — ‘to create a diverse Erie community where cultural exchange can take place in a healthy and safe environment for individuals to engage in constructive discussion.'”
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November 27, 2017

Lundagård (Sweden)

“React and Impact is a communication project run by nine students who study strategic communication at Lund University. The aim of the project is to counter disinformation spread on social media by engaging young adults mainly in Skåne.”
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November 27, 2017

Universidade Federal de Pernambuco News (Brazil)

The Com Fio Project, made up of 18 students, is participating in the Peer to Peer international competition: Facebook Global Digital Challenge, organized and funded by EdVenture Partners and Facebook. In view of the alarming data on violence against women in Brazil, the team decided to take this issue as the focus of the campaign.
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November 26, 2017

Republika.com (Indonesia)

GenKTP held a workshop to encourage young people to spread good content on social media, and to use social media wisely as a means to speak out against extremism, hate speech and cyberbullying on social media.
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November 26, 2017

ab-ilan.com (Turkey)

Per Girls is a social media project aimed at reducing hate speech, harassment and violence against women in Turkey.
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November 26, 2017

The Edmonton Journal (Canada)

The Modern Terrorism course at the University of Alberta is participating in the Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge program, countering hateful or extremist narratives responding to local issues.
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November 25, 2017

Berliner Zeitung (Germany)

A group of students from the Design Academy Berlin has launched a campaign against hatred on the internet. “Don’t Be Silent Berlin” is the name of their project.
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November 23, 2017

Radio IFM (Tunisia)

Five-minute interview with team member about the “Menni Lik” counterspeech project at the Mediterranean School of Business in Tunis, Tunisia.
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November 23, 2017

RomaSette (Italy)

A campaign against online hate has been launched by 140 corporate communications master’s students from Università Cattolica in Milan. #HateIsOut focuses on sexually offensive comments against women, particularly popular on social networks.
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November 22, 2017

New Westminster Police Facebook Page (Canada)

New Westminster Police in New Westminster, British Columbia, shared a photo album regarding the “Unity Starts With U” team’s attendance at a hate crimes event at the Simon Fraser University Interfaith Centre.
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November 22, 2017

Dhaka Tribune (Bangladesh)

A round-table forum titled “Tea4Tolerance: Discussion on Tolerance amongst Youth” was held in the Faculty of Social Science Building of University of Dhaka on November 2, organized by The Umbrella Initiative. Attended by 20 current students of different disciplines and backgrounds, the forum fostered participants to share their unique views on the causes of intolerance among the youth in Bangladesh.
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November 21, 2017

College of Information and Communications News (United States)

Five students studying public relations at the University of South Carolina have created a campaign called Think Twice, which aims to counter racial extremism before it starts. By asking students to #ThinkTwice before they speak, act and post, they are hoping to raise awareness about microaggressions and encourage inclusion on campus.
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November 20, 2017

UNAIR News (Indonesia)

Students from Universitas Airlangga in Indonesia are implementing a campaign, “Meruwat Sangka,” to combat hate speech.
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November 19, 2017

What's New @UofSC (United States)

Think Twice was featured twice in this edition of the University of South Carolina’s weekly listserv, which is sent to 34,000 students. Students were asked to take the pledge to #ThinkTwice, just like President Dr. Harris Pastides, and encouraged to enter a photo challenge for a chance to be featured in the next weekly edition.
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November 18, 2017

GBC 24: Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (Ghana)

The CARMA Ghana team from the University of Ghana was interviewed at a national television talk show on GBC 24. The show occurred just hours after the military had seized power in Zimbabwe. The team commented about the situation and then linked it to mob action in Ghana and Africa, along with explaining the team’s goals.
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November 17, 2017

The Eagle Online (Nigeria)

Students of the American University of Nigeria, Yola, Adamawa State will on Wednesday launch a campaign, “I Stand For Nigeria,” to counter hate and extremist comments in the country.
The campaign, which is part of the Peer To Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge, is designed to tackle the growing level of hate and radical conversations on social media.
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November 17, 2017

Ajker Agrobani (Bangladesh)

A group of students of Dhaka University are taking part in a month-long campaign against hate speech. This group, called “Change Is You,” is working, and includes the slogan,”Think.Speak.Change.” The campaign will include concerts, graffiti, road paint, photography competitions and seminars.
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November 17, 2017

The Sun (Nigeria)

Visiting Journalism Instructor at the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, Adamawa State, Ibanga Isine, has advised the Nigeria’s government to adopt the University’s Peer To Peer campaign, “I Stand For Nigeria,” to counter hate speech and fake news in the country.
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November 17, 2017

University of South Carolina News (United States)

Five public relations students are working to create an environment of inclusion for the Carolina community. In an effort to raise awareness about the effects of microaggressions, they ask their peers to pledge to #ThinkTwice before they speak, act or post. The university’s president, Harris Pastides, was one of the first people to take the pledge.
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November 15, 2017

The Daily Gamecock (United States)

Students share their experiences with microaggressions. Think Twice, a digital media campaign, was started by five public relations students. None of them are from South Carolina, but they all noticed the frequency of microaggressive statements on campus when they moved here. They ask their peers to #ThinkTwice before they speak, act, or post in an effort to make USC a more empathetic place.
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November 15, 2017

Las Cruces Sun-News (United States)

S.P.A.C.E. (Spreading Peace And Countering Extremism), a group of NMSU students, held a University Forum with six panelists to discuss the political and historical ramifications of confederate and colonial statues throughout the U.S. The group is participating in the national Peer to Peer: Challenging Extremism competition.
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November 14, 2017

Human Boddie (United States)

Blogger Timothy Boddie shares his perception of microaggressions while educating his readers. With photos and GIFs, he shares powerful examples of microaggressions in the media and in his personal life. He quotes members of the Think Twice campaign while highlighting the importance of the campaign’s message.
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November 13, 2017

Khazar University News (Azerbaijan)

…the Facebook Global Digital Challenge participating team, “The Chain,” organized a one-day info session at Khazar University within the International Education Week, organized by the International Affairs Office. During the info session, students learned about the importance of speaking up against hate-speech online, signed up for promotional items and were encouraged to take a photo with #iampartofthechain hashtag and share it on their social media accounts.
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November 12, 2017

The Edmond Sun (United States)

A group of Strategic Communications students at the University of Central Oklahoma is developing a campaign to defend and uphold the principle of free speech and the right to peacefully assemble. The campaign, called uSpeak, was developed out of students’ concern for the current social climate that they say is often shaped by polarized beliefs and intolerance for the expression of differing opinions.
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November 12, 2017

Las Cruces Sun-News (United States)

NMSU grad and undergrad students who are a part of S.P.A.C.E. (Spreading Peace and Countering Extremism) spend a semester on a topic and then hold discussions and conduct research to counter the hateful rhetoric and political polarization that has been increasing in the United States in recent years. The group will hold a statue forum where a distinguished panel will explore the history, symbolism and impact of controversial American statues, including those in area, such as the statue of conquistador Juan de Oñate in El Paso.
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November 12, 2017

Gotel TV (Nigeria)

The broadcast focused on the “I Stand for Nigeria” campaign which is being implemented by the American University of Nigeria, and highlighted reasons why such a campaign is important to the country.
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November 10, 2017

Khazar University News (Azerbaijan)

On November 10, 2017, Khazar University’s Facebook Global Challenge team, The Chain, held a “Peace Symbol Flashmob” at the university yard. The aim of the flashmob was to spread awareness about the campaign, get public attention and invite others to join the peace chain to further increase the steps taken for peace and fight hate-speech.
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November 10, 2017

LBCI TV (Lebanon)

LBCI (Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International) interviews the Minister of Information, Melhem Riachi, who is supporting the Box Out Extremism campaign, as well as the three basketball players who are serving as campaign ambassadors.
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November 10, 2017

Lebanese National News Agency (Lebanon)

The Minister of Information, Melhem Riachi, launched a campaign against extremism entitled “Box Out Extremism,” at a press conference in the hall of Pierre Khater, in the presence of the Vice President for Administrative Affairs, Faculty of Humanities Dr. Kamal Abu Shadeed, basketball players Prince Saud, Rooney Fahd and Basil Bujik, ambassadors of the campaign.
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November 09, 2017

Erie News Now (United States)

Mercyhurst University students are making efforts to counter the way people stereotype over social media, including hosting a “For the Love of Erie” event at the Marriott Cafe located in the lower level of the Center for Academic Engagement Building. Focusing on peace and tolerance, their initiative is titled On(E)rie, and they are competing as part of the national Peer to Peer: Challenging Extremism program.
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November 09, 2017

Windhoek Express (Namibia)

Namibian musician Edo Nikodemus “Dice” Lutete, Maltas Club Namibia and the Namibian United States Alumni Association (NUSAA) have joined forces to fight global extremism.
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November 08, 2017

OverKop non-profit news (Belgium)

The video talks about the conference organized by OSCE (Organization for Security and OverKop, a non-profit organization that focuses on young people’s mental health issues, shares about the Outnumber campaign from Artesis Plantijn University Colleges in Belgium. The campaign encourages young people to join their effort to reclaim social media as a positive environment where negative, racist and hateful reactions have no place — because “people who mean well will always outnumber those with bad intentions.”
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November 07, 2017

Srpska Naučna TV (Hungary)

The Peer to Peer team from Corvinus University of Budapest extended past their Hungarian borders when they were invited to an interview about their campaign on a Serbian student TV program.
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November 07, 2017

Lebanon Files (Lebanon)

Students with the Box Out campaign are releasing a song calling for love and equality away from extremism and terrorism, as well as filming and releasing a documentary. The team has been focusing on six different social experiments, based on bringing a person into an environment he does not like for a day in order to change his outlook positively. Two of these experiments are related to Syrian and Palestinian refugees.
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November 07, 2017

Tele Liban (Lebanon)

Two team members from Box Out (Notre Dame University — Louaize) appeared on a morning news program called “Ahla Sabah” on Tele Liban, the first Lebanese public network owned by the Lebanese government. They discussed the meaning of the campaign, the Facebook Global Digital Challenge, and summarized tactics, including social media content, their song, and six social experiments they are conducting.
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November 06, 2017

BN TV (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

The video talks about the conference organized by OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe) throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina, held in Brčko on November 6-7. Included among the panelists was Dejan R., a student from the Citizens Against Terrorism campaign (PRONI Center for Youth Development) who was the only participant representing a youth initiative. The aim of this conference is to improve local stakeholders’ knowledge of countering violent extremism and radicalization by sharing and learning best practices, discussing and clarifying security issues and designing activities for specific regions.
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November 04, 2017

OTV Lebanon (Lebanon)

NDU faculty discusses Box Out campaign on “Agenda” morning show on OTV Lebanon.
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November 03, 2017

Alhurra TV (Lebanon)

Three team members from the Box Out campaign (Notre Dame University — Louaize) were interviewed about the initiative, its meaning, and why basketball players Amir Saoud, Bassel Bawji and Rony Fahedwere chosen to be their ambassadors.
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November 1, 2017

MTV Lebanon (Lebanon)

Two members of the Box Out team (Notre Dame University — Louaize) appeared on MTV Lebanon in a program called Hashtag to define their campaign and its tactics.
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October 28, 2017

إذاعة الأردن Jordan FM (Jordan)

The Echo team, student team competing in the Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge from the University of Jordan, talks about their Echo Award during a radio interview.
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October 28, 2017

The Daily Star Lebanon (Lebanon)

Fourteen media students at Notre Dame University, Louaize, have set out to “box out” extremism in an ambitious media and on-the-ground campaign as part of the Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge. Under the slogan “break down fear and build up tolerance,” the students are seeking to raise awareness, increase understanding and build tolerance in Lebanon.
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October 27, 2017

Dhaka Tribune (Bangladesh)

A workshop was executed by Get Up Speak Up, BRAC University’s initiative as part of the Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge. The purpose of the workshop was to create an honest conversation about belief and personal experiences without backlash in the form of hate speech and extremist viewpoints, as well as to explain the Get Up Speak Up initiative.
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October 26, 2017

Shout, The Daily Star (Bangladesh)

Discusses the concept of faith, and how Get Up Speak Up as an initiative has chosen to tackle the issue of how communities become divisive because of faith, along with what happened in the first workshop. This initiative and programming was held as part of BRAC University’s participation in the Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge.
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October 26, 2017

The961 (Lebanon)

A group of students from the media department at Notre Dame University – Louaize (NDU) started a campaign called BOX OUT to challenge extremism and promote moderation.
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October 21, 2017

LCBI TV (Lebanon)

Notre Dame University – Louiaze is participating in the Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge with their campaign, Box Out Extremism. The campaign was introduced during the late news bulletin, where a member of the team had a live Skype video call explaining details of the campaign and talking about the activation plan.
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October 22, 2017

Khazar University News (Azerbaijan)

Students of Khazar University conducted a survey in Baku within the framework of the inter-university global competition “P2P: Facebook Global Digital Challenge.” The purpose of the survey was to collect information about people’s opinions about extremism and violence, their general knowledge on hate speech and their involvement in the fight against extremism and promoting peace.
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October 11, 2017

Khazar University News (Azerbaijan)

Khazar University will participate in “Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge,” a global university youth initiative and an international competition. This will be the third time that the university takes part in this global challenge.
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October 1, 2017

http://alsaa.net/ (Jordan)

Conscious Jordanian youth with the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at the University of Jordan have begun steps to combat extremism by launching the Echo Award.
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September 05, 2017

Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies Newsletter (Canada)

For the second year in a row, Concordia University is participating in the Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Challenge.
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August 14, 2017

Textron Systems (Maryland)

Textron Systems Employee Wins National Peer to Peer Challenging Extremism Initiative Award
Summary: Article describing Textron employee and P2P winning team member’s experience as part of It Takes Just One campaign from University of Maryland.
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August 10, 2017

Alhurra Television: Alyoum show - VIDEO

Interview with Tony Sgro, CEO, EdVenture Partners (translated)
Summary: “The millennium generation is described by some as being released from the mantle of September 11 with all its security implications for many of these young people. Those horrific scenes years ago were the first time they felt that their security was threatened.” (translated)
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July 23, 2017

SunStar (Philippines)

XU’s social media campaign recognized in Washington, DC
“One Kagay-anon group’s fight against violent extremism in Mindanao has resonated internationally, garnering success at the 2017 Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge…”
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July 23, 2017

COPE - RADIO (Spain)

“Audiovisual Communication students will talk about the ‘Rewind’ project, which won in Vienna the Facebook Global Digital Challenge, the European competition to fight hate in social networks and finished third in the world final, held in Washington this week.”
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July 26, 2017

BU Pardee School of Global Studies News (Massachusetts)

Inkblot Project recognized for challenging extremism
“The initiative received honorable mention for ‘Best Digital Tool or Toolkit’ at the recent Peer to Peer: Challenging Extremism competition hosted by the United States Department of Homeland Security and EdVenture Partners on July 18, 2017 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.”
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July 30, 2017

The Daily Prothom Alo (Bangladesh)

Champion Bangladesh
Summary: Students from University of Dhaka win the Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge. (translated)
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July 23, 2017

University of Dhaka News

Meeting with the Vice Chancellor of the Dhaka University Champion Student in the Global Digital Challenge (translated)
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July 21, 2017

EuropaPress (Spain)

CEU students win the European contest finale to fight hate on OSCE social networks with ‘Rewind’
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July 20, 2017

Embassy of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Press Release

Ambassador Ziauddin greets DU team on their victory
“Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA Mohammad Ziauddin has warmly congratulated a six-member team from Dhaka University on winning the Facebook-based anti-extremism campaign competition held in Washington D.C.”
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July 20, 2017

The Daily Star (Bangladesh)

DU wins Facebook anti-extremism campaign contest
“Dhaka University has won a Facebook-based anti-extremism campaign in a global competition that saw participation of 160 teams from 70 countries.”
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July 20, 2017

The Daily Caller

U.S. Funds Students To Combat Terrorist Recruitment
“The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is teaming up with university students across the nation to develop and execute campaigns and social media strategies that fight against extremism…”
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July 19, 2017

START UMD News (Maryland)

UMD’s ‘It takes Just One’ wins national competition to curb violent extremism
START students behind campaign take top prize for work to empower bystanders
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July 19, 2017

PRESS RELEASE

Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge spring 2017 winners named in DC
First place — University of Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Second place — American University of Nigeria (Nigeria)
Third place — CEU Universidad San Pablo (Spain)
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July 18, 2017

The New York Times

Students are the newest U.S. weapon against terrorist recruitment
“‘Who better to push back against the prejudice, bigotry and hate online than students?’ said Tony Sgro, the president of EdVenture Partners, the company that created the program.”
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July 18, 2017

Nonprofit Quarterly

Homeland Security Recruits Students to Challenge Extremism
“The Department of Homeland Security is asking college students to help it fight the online recruiting efforts of terrorist groups.”
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July 18, 2017

PRESS RELEASE

Peer to Peer: Challenging Extremism spring 2017 U.S. final winners announced
First place — University of Maryland, It Just Takes One
Second place — University of Massachusetts Lowell, Project PACE
Third place — University of Houston, ME to WE
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July 14, 2017

CBS Boston - VIDEO

UMass Lowell students fight terrorism with information
“A group of UMass Lowell criminal justice majors is taking ‘Project PACE’ to Washington, where they’ll present their work to the Department of Homeland Security as part of a national competition.”
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July 14, 2017

Premium Times (Nigeria)

AUN sets African record, qualifies for final of Facebook Global Digital Challenge
“The Women Against Violent Extremism, WAVE, campaign, developed by AUN students, has reached the international final of the Facebook Global Digital Challenge. … It is the first time that any university from Africa has made it through to the international finals since the program started three years ago.”
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July 13, 2017

UMass Lowell News (Massachusetts)

UMass Lowell students win praise for anti-terrorism campaign
Project named a finalist in contest hosted by U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
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July 13, 2017

Peabody Patch (Massachusetts)

Peabody, Danvers students win praise for anti-terrorism campaign
UMass Lowell students from Peabody and Danvers made it to the championships of a national contest with an anti-terrorism education campaign
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July 11, 2017

St. Genevieve Herald (Missouri)

MSU’s Ad Team Wins Fifth Consecutive National Advertising Competition
“For the fifth consecutive year, the Missouri State University (MSU) Ad Team proved unbeatable in a national advertising competition sponsored by EdVenture Partners. The team of 17 students, led by Dr. Melissa Burnett, professor of marketing, competed against 15 other teams in the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufactures (AFPM) Recruitment Challenge, Spring 2017.”
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July 11, 2017

SunStar Philippines

Students’ social media campaign picked for FB digital challenge
Excerpt: “The Cagayan de Oro-based social media campaign ‘I am Mindanao’ has been picked to be among the participants of the 2017 ‘Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge’ initiated by United States-based EdVenture Partners to be held on July 19 in Washington District of Columbia.”
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July 10, 2017

Capital Madrid (Spain)

Rewind, a mechanism with Spanish signature to ‘turn back’ hate on the Net
Its creators are eight students of the University San Pablo CEU of Madrid
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July 7, 2017

El Pais (Spain)

‘Rewind’, the project of Spanish students to ‘undo’ hate in social networks
The idea wins a Facebook contest to combat harassment and intolerance on the platform
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July 5, 2017

Kagay-an News (Philippines)

I Am Mindanao campaign goes global
“Their Facebook post condemning the acts of terrorism on May 23 reached 1.8M users. The campaign also received overwhelming support from the community beyond Xavier Ateneo…”
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July 4, 2017

El Mundo (Spain)

CEU students win a European contest to fight hate in social networks
“Eight students from different levels of Communication at CEU San Pablo University have won the European Final held in Vienna of the InternationalCompetition to fight hate in social networks before the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).”
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July 3, 2017

Philippine Information Agency

I am Mindanao’ campaign among final four in digital challenge
Excerpt: “Their campaign has become more timely and relevant in light of the bloody clash between the armed forces of the country and the ISIS-inspired Maute Group in the Islamic City of Marawi on May 23 this year. … Now, ‘I am Mindanao’ goes international as the campaign was named among the Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge initiated by US-based EdVenture Partners …”
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July 1, 2017

Premium Times (Nigeria)

How we created ‘Believepedia’ to fight extremism — Nigerian Professor
“In this Interview with Premium Times, Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob, a professor of Multimedia/Digital Journalism at the American University of Nigeria, Yola, speaks about his students’ social media campaign to combat extremism, the role of religion in bringing peace to the Northeast, and the dearth of research in Nigerian higher institutions.”
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July 1, 2017

The Daily Star (Bangladesh)

Rising Up Against Extremism
The MOVE Foundation from Dhaka, Bangladesh, recently launched an online and on-the-ground campaign titled “REDcard,” with the slogan “Rise with Heroism, Stand against Extremism.”
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June 26, 2017

Las Cruces Sun-News (New Mexico)

NMSU students use social media to stir immigration discussion
Summary: Students at New Mexico State University are trying to counter extremism and violent language surrounding the topic of immigration with a communication campaign on social media. Their project is entitled, “Spreading Peace and Countering Extremism” (SPACE).
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June 19, 2017

Memeburn (South Africa)

Here’s how Facebook and Google plan to fight terrorism
“Both Facebook and Google have revealed how they are countering terrorist activity on their respective blogs this past week. … For Facebook, it means working on the P2P: Facebook Global Digital Challenge that has reached more than 56 million people worldwide through more than 500 anti-hate and extremism campaigns.”
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June 17, 2017

The Daily Star (Bangladesh)

DU to attend global campaign competition against extremism
Excerpt: “Along with three other universities across the world, Dhaka University is going to participate in the final round of a ‘global campaign against extremism’ scheduled to be held in US on July 19.”
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June 16, 2017

Silicon Republic

Facebook to employ AI in the war on terrorism
Excerpt: “Counterspeech training by credible speakers and student competitions, such as the P2P Facebook Global Digital Challenge – which has shared 500 anti-hate and extremism campaigns to more than 56m people in 68 countries – are also part of the company’s antiterrorism arsenal.”
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June 15, 2017

Facebook Newsroom

Hard Questions: How We Counter Terrorism
“And finally, the program we’ve supported with the widest global reach is a student competition organized through the P2P: Facebook Global Digital Challenge. In less than two years, P2P has reached more than 56 million people worldwide through more than 500 anti-hate and extremism campaigns created by more than 5,500 university students in 68 countries.”
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June 15, 2017

Springfield News Leader (Missouri)

How MSU’s Ad Team creates winning dynasty at national competitions
“This year, a team of 17 MSU students competed against 15 other teams in the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Recruitment Challenge. … The MSU Ad Team entered the final round of competition May 18 in Houston, Texas and, once again, won first place.”
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June 12, 2017

Missouri State University News

Champions again: MSU’s Ad Team wins fifth consecutive national advertising competition
“For the fifth year in a row, Missouri State University’s Ad Team proved unbeatable in a national advertising competition sponsored by EdVenture Partners.”
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June 9, 2017

RTV7 - VIDEO (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

In the margin: Young people in a radical fight against terrorism
Summary: A 30-minute TV documentary about CAT (Citizens Against Terrorism). Young students at PRONI Center for Youth Development confront terrorism through education. Features video interviews with the team and clips from their campaign events.
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June 8, 2017

Aljazeera Balkans (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

Cats in the fight against terrorism
Summary: High unemployment rate amongst youth in Bosnia & Herzegovina creates fertile ground for extremist activity. Includes interviews with students and the director of PRONI Center for Youth Development about their P2P campaign, CAT (Citizens Against Terrorism).
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June 6, 2017

El Adelanto (Spain)

Students at IE University promote a digital campaign against stereotypes in the framework of an international competition sponsored by Facebook.
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June 5, 2017

Channels TV - VIDEO (Nigeria)

Summary: The P2P team from American University of Nigeria was invited on show via Google Hangouts to discuss their project and the #schoolgirlsnotsuicidebombers campaign.
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Part 3

June 4, 2017

The Nation (Thailand)

Nation U seminar urges online savvy to beat harassment
Excerpt: “The seminar, held at NIDA campus’ Navamindradhiraj Building on Wednesday, was part of the ‘Stop Cyber Sexual Harassment’ peer2peer campaign by Nation University in collaboration with EdVenture Partners following a Facebook invitation for higher education institutes to carry out campaigns to end violence via online media.”
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June 2, 2017

Dostop (Slovenia)

HateX – V boju proti sovražnemu govoru (HateX – Fighting against hate speech)
Summary: The article was about the University of Maribor P2P team’s HateX event, speaker remarks and included a photo gallery.
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June 1, 2017

Maribor info (Slovenia)

Študentje z dogodkom HateX v boj proti sovražnemu govoru
Summary: The article included several statements from the University of Maribor P2P team’s press conference and HateX main event. Says event was a positive move towards a society with less hate speech, included photo gallery.
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June 1, 2017

Dnevnik (Slovenia)

Maribor students: everyone can be a victim of hate speech
Summary: Presented University of Maribor’s P2P campaign goals and activities.
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May 30, 2017

MOZ (Märkische Oderzeitung) (Germany)

Brezels for the World
Summary: Explains the University of Sustainable Development Eberswalde’s campaign, mudra and its purpose, pointing at the over 1,000 people worldwide who have participated already. The module is run as an entry for the P2P Challenge with the opportunity for the team to travel to Washington D.C., and asks for the public’s participation before their competition deadline.
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May 26, 2017

De Gelderlander (Netherlands)

Free Bubble Football
Summary: Radbound University has a P2P student team that seeks to increase a sense of community with a free game of bubble football, “Burst your Bubble,” where everyone is welcome.
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May 26, 2017

IBCoMagazine (Netherlands)

#UNWRAPPED: promoting unity through diversity
Summary: Independent magazine of the International Bachelor Communication & Media department at Erasmus University discusses their P2P team, #UNWRAPPED, comprised of eight EUR students who came together in February. They have since worked together to build an online platform to fight extremism, division and to increase awareness of the benefits of diversity.
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May 26, 2017

IdeeIdeas (Italy)

ChainRelAction, a social campaign to fight the violent extremism in Italy”
Summary: Online magazine discusses ChainRelAction, a campaign realized by a group of students in the Catholic University of Milan. Their goal is to sensitize public opinion towards the rise of ‘crime hate,’ violent acts fueled by racial, ethnic, religious, cultural, political or gender intolerance. ChainRelAction, in the launch phase, had around 1800 likes to the Facebook page, 2535 website views, and right now, more than 200,000 views of the launch video.
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May 25, 2017

Parikiaki (United Kingdom)

Greek Cypriot student taking part in REACT campaign to help tackle violent extremism
Summary: Thirteen students studying at the University College London’s Department of Security and Crime Science have developed a campaign to help tackle violent extremism as part of the Peer to Peer: Facebook Digital Challenge. See page 11
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May 23, 2017

Rappler (Philippines)

#PrayForMarawi: Twitter users show support for Filipino civilians, troops
Summary: Featured “I am Mindanao” campaign from Xavier University as an organization who has shown concern and sympathy for those directly affected during the Marawi Siege. The campaign’s official statement of condemnation of these acts was among the images included in the article.
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May 23, 2017

University of Jordan radio station (Jordan)

Summary: A representative from the University of Jordan’s P2P team, SADA, was interviewed by the college’s radio program to talk about their work and encouraged other students to participate.
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May 23, 2017

Slobodna Evropa (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

Youth from B&H about danger from extremism: ignorance, fear and hatred
Summary: Discusses PRONI Center for Youth Development’s Citizens Against Terrorism (CAT) team and highlights statements from speakers at their final debate.
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May 23, 2017

Radio Sto Plus (Serbia)

Young people from Unlabeled presented on social problems
Summary: Article provides a recap of the Unlabeled panel presentation from North Star’s P2P campaign, including a short interview with a team member.
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May 23, 2017

Tuzlarije (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

Summary: Article explains how terrorism is a global problem and that youth from Bosnia & Herzegovina want to carry out an initiative to have an international day to mark fight against terrorism. Mentions PRONI Center for Youth Development’s Citizens Against Terrorism (CAT) team who had a petition signing in the city and open debate at the University afterwards.
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May 23, 2017

Telemedellín (Colombia)

Youth from Universidad de Antioquia begin a pedagogical process for the post-conflict”
Summary: The article and video shown on the television station discuss the PazAdentro P2P campaign goals of eradicating prejudices between regular citizens and demobilized FARC members and promoting peace in the post-conflict era.
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May 22, 2017

RTV 7 (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

Tuzla citizens were signing petition for May 22nd to be international day of fight against terrorism
Summary: Video shows highlight of PRONI Center for Youth Development’s Citizens Against Terrorism (CAT) street campaign. Student representatives spoke on their thoughts about terrorism and explained their campaign.
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May 22, 2017

RTV TK Radio Television of Tuzla Canton (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

Citizens against terrorism campaign in Tuzla”
Summary: Highlights of PRONI Center for Youth Development’s Citizens Against Terrorism (CAT) street campaign with statements from team members.
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May 22, 2017

Clock News Agency (Jordan)

University of Jordan: SADA Award, fighting extremism”
Summary: Article discussed how University of Jordan’s P2P campaign called “SADA” began, their goals, and how others can participate.
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May 22, 2017

Jordan Today TV channel (Jordan)

Hosting two founders of SADA: Rakan Al-Shawabkeih and Mohammad Al-Mahasees to talk about their role in fighting extremism
Summary: Two team members from the University of Jordan’s P2P campaign discuss their campaign.
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May 22, 2017

Jordan TV (Jordan)

New Day: A meeting with Mohammad Al-Nashash and Baraa Al-Qouran from University of Jordan
Summary: Two team members from the University of Jordan’s P2P campaign discuss their campaign.
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May 22, 2017

Glas Sandžaka (Serbia)

What does the new mural on the wall of Bratstvo school represent?
Summary: Article provides a quick synopsis of the North Star P2P campaign and the idea behind painting, the Unlabeled logo as a mural on a little middle school.
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May 21, 2017

Tuzlarije (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

Announcement of public debate: “Is B&H suitable ground for terrorism?”
Summary: Explanation about PRONI Center for Youth Development / Citizens Against Terrorism (CAT) campaign and why they want to have a petition. Announcement about debate and the speakers that will be featured.
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May 20, 2017

Pakistan Today

Let tolerance be our virtue
Summary: Students from the Institute of Social and Cultural Studies (ISCS), University of the Punjab, are participating in the international competition of Peer to Peer (P2P): Facebook Global Digital Challenge. This marks the first time a public sector university from Pakistan is participating in a P2P program after Lahore University of Management Sciences won in fall 2015.
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May 15, 2017

Bulgarian National Radio - Radio Blagoevgrad

The Debate on Hate Speech Dissemination and How to Restrict its Continuance [AUDIO; fifth/last clip on page]
Summary: Interview with P2P team from South-West University. They debated hate and violent rhetoric dissemination in Bulgaria. They shared what they did during their campaign. They also highlighted the fact that hate speech is an extremely serious international problem and it is the responsibility of the citizens to discuss it. It is important to be active.
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May 15, 2017

Bulgarian National Television 2

Students from South-West University in Blagoevgrad Against Hate Speech Dissemination [VIDEO]
Summary: They discussed the P2P: Facebook Global Digital Challenge program and the Compass team’s initiatives. During the interview, they shared not only their campaign ideas, but their campaign progress as well. They acknowledged that hate and violent rhetoric could be fought with words and actions.
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May 15, 2017

Die Republikein Newspaper (Namibia)

Maltas tackles extremism through social media education
Excerpt: “The University of Namibia’s (UNAM) Maltas Club’s latest project is ‘Uniting Namibia Against Global Extremism (RAVE).’ It is part of an American project undertaken worldwide to combat violent extremism.”
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May 13, 2017

Radio Television of Kosovo (RTK)

Youth against extremism, young people promote peace [VIDEO] (story can be viewed from min. 14)
Summary: The RTK Team made a story about Trace for Peace activity. The story starts with a group of messages from young people against extremism. One of them is Njomza Haziraj who also gave an interview about the television saying that she wants everyone to hear her message calling for peace and religious tolerance.
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May 13, 2017

Akhbar AlKhaleej Newspaper (Bahrain)

Ahlia University is conducting today ‘The Togetherness Day’ with regard to TogetherSafe campaign which challenges extremism
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May 13, 2017

Urdu Point (Pakistan)

A Positive Step of University Student to Combat Hateful Voices” [VIDEO]
Summary: Program host briefly introduced the campaign “Let Tolerance Be Our Virtue” from the University of Punjab. Later on the team members gave a detailed description of the campaign and how it would be useful for our society.
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May 12, 2017

Teens Go Green (Indonesia)

Summary: The Institute for International Peace Building in Indonesia explains their P2P campaign, “GenKTP.”
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May 12, 2017

Blic (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

Youth from B&H about fight in terrorism: ‘We must not allow our peers to get recruited by radical movements’
Summary: Article about PRONI Center for Youth Development / Citizens Against Terrorism (CAT) P2P campaign. Article is made of CAT team statements where team members elaborate what they think about terrorism, state of our society, invited citizens to support them on May 22 in petition and on May 28 in volleyball tournament.
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May 12, 2017

AlWatan Newspaper (Bahrain)

Ahlia University is conducting today ‘The Togetherness Day’ with regard to TogetherSafe campaign which challenges extremism
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May 12, 2017

Front Slobode (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Youth against terrorism
Summary: Article about PRONI Center for Youth Development / Citizens Against Terrorism (CAT) P2P campaign. Article is made of CAT team statements where they elaborate what they think about terrorism, state of our society, invites citizens to support us on May 22 in petition and on May 28 in volleyball tournament.
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May 12, 2017

Hoću.ba (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

CAT campaign: Students against terrorism and radicalism
Summary: Article about PRONI Center for Youth Development / Citizens Against Terrorism (CAT) P2P campaign.
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May 12, 2017

Slobodna Evropa Radio (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

Youth in B&H about extremism: They are trying to get to us
Summary: Article about PRONI Center for Youth Development / Citizens Against Terrorism (CAT) P2P campaign.
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May 11, 2017

Milano Online Magazine (Italy)

A human web-chain against hate speech
Summary: Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore’s ChainRelAction campaign seeks to fight hate crimes caused by racial, ethnic, religious and other kinds of intolerance. To join the effort, participants take a selfie, post it on Facebook and geo-tag their location. From there, the team is able to build a Tolerance Map for the campaign.
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May 11, 2017

Schwäbische Post (Germany)

Building bridges instead of walls
Summary: Students from the University of Applied Science Ravensburg-Weingarten want to draw attention to the problem of hate speech on the internet with their P2P campaign, Speak4Tolerance.
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May 11, 2017

CEU Universidad San Pablo News (Madrid, Spain)

Communication students present the Rewind project
“Under the motto #RewindRespectReact, the initiative wants to inspire a more conscious use of social networks, as well as encourage the response to hate messages.”
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May 11, 2017

Tacno.net (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

Students against terrorism and radicalism
Summary: Article about PRONI Center for Youth Development / Citizens Against Terrorism (CAT) P2P campaign.
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May 11, 2017

RTV 7 morning program (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

Citizens campaign against terrorism
Summary: Article about PRONI Center for Youth Development / Citizens Against Terrorism (CAT) P2P campaign.
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May 10, 2017

Bljesak Info (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

BH students in fight against terrorism and radicalism
Summary: Article about PRONI Center for Youth Development / Citizens Against Terrorism (CAT) P2P campaign.
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May 10, 2017

Kameleon Radio (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

Students against terrorism and radicalism
Summary: Article about PRONI Center for Youth Development / Citizens Against Terrorism (CAT) P2P campaign.
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May 9, 2017

UNAM Radio Station 97.4 (Namibia) VIDEO

Summary: Members of the P2P team from Maltas Club University of Namibia discuss their campaign, Rise Above Violent Extremism (RAVE).
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May 9, 2017

Dainik Bsahkar (India)

Students must standout against social evils
Overview: Discusses the Maharshi Dayanand University P2P team’s recent candle lit march through their campus.
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May 8, 2017

The Dispatch (Mississippi)

MUW students join Homeland Security challenge to counter extremism, promote diversity
“A group of college students at Mississippi University for Women are working with the Department of Homeland Security to fight terrorism. … The idea of violent groups recruiting students here in the Golden Triangle is very real for the students in Got Peace. In summer 2015, two Mississippi State University students, Jaelyn Young and Muhammad Dakhlalla, were arrested for trying to join the Islamic State in Syria.”
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May 8, 2017

Kult Plus news site (Kosovo)

Young Kosovars united for peace
Summary: Colored tents, set by the campaign group, brought together young people, as well as citizens of other ages, who through the drawings provided messages for peace and against extremism. Vlora Ademi, a member of the ‘’United For Peace’’ Campaign, at the same time a student at AAB College, was delighted with the readiness of young people to contribute to the promotion of peace in our country. The United For Peace campaign group has conducted several activities both inside and outside the premises of AAB College.
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May 7, 2017

News cite Insajderi (Kosovo)

United for Peace, the campaign against extremism
Summary: Tens of thousands of people joined this Sunday “United for Peace” campaign through the “Let the trace of Peace” activity that took place in the Zahir Pajaziti Square in Prishtina. Colored tents, set by the campaign group, brought together young people, as well as citizens of other ages, who through the drawings provided messages for peace and against extremism. Vlora Ademi, a member of the ‘’United For Peace’’ Campaign, at the same time a student at AAB College, was delighted with the readiness of young people to contribute to the promotion of peace in our country. The United For Peace campaign group has conducted several activities both inside and outside the premises of AAB College.
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May 6, 2017

The Express Tribune (Pakistan)

Let’s forgive and forget: students launch drive for social media tolerance
Summary: The Punjab University Institute of Social and Cultural Studies announces their participation in the Facebook Global Digital Challenge with a campaign called “Let Tolerance Be Our Virtue.”
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May 4, 2017

Amadeu Antonio Foundation Newsletter (Germany)

Democratic Culture Is No One Way Street — May 2017 Newsletter
Summary: The University of Sustainable Development Eberswalde’s “Brezel the World” P2P initiative strengthens cohesion and tolerance, and collects donations for the Amadeu Antonio Foundation.
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May 3, 2017

The Tab (U.K. and U.S. university news outlet)

“The Inkblot Project, who becomes a terrorist and why?”
Summary: Boston University P2P team’s event from April 28, “Who becomes a terrorist and why?” is discussed, with quotes from guest speakers, Arno Michaelis and Mubin Shaikh.
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April 29, 2017

Alwasat News (Bahrain)

University students launch an awareness campaign against extremism among young people
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April 28, 2017

Dainik Bsahkar (India)

Summary: Maharshi Dayanand University’s P2P team, “The GRAET Life,” visited a bus stop in Rohtak, India, to build community awareness of their campaign and carry out their “signature” campaign. The team was pleased at their overwhelmingly positive response.
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April 28, 2017

Greater Kashmir (India)

BGSBU hosts symposium on ‘peace, progress and prosperity’”
Summary: Under P2P initiative funded by Facebook, ​Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University School of Management Studies organized a drawing competition and a symposium on “Peace, Progress & Prosperity.
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April 27, 2017

Semey State Medical University News (Kazakhstan)

Religious extremism and terrorism: government officials and youth
Overview: SSMU team participating in the Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge held a roundtable discussion event on April 21.
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April 27, 2017

The Metropolitan (Colorado)

Criminal Justice majors fight negativity
Summary: Student publication at Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colo., introduces focus of school’s P2P campaign.
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April 27, 2017

Boise Weekly (Idaho)

‘Fightin’ Words: How Boise State tackles unpopular speech and radicalism
Excerpt: “As part of the EdVenture Partners Challenging Extremism competition, Boise State students produced videos of classmates explaining why they reject online recruitment by sovereign citizens…”
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April 26, 2017

RTV 7 Morning Program - VIDEO (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

Summary: A team member from the PRONI Center for Youth Development P2P team announced the Citizens Against Terrorism campaign.
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April 24, 2017

Alloa Advertiser (United Kingdom)

Stacey Lange, from Alva, is taking part in the fifth Peer to Peer Global Challenge for Facebook
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April 22, 2017

Dainik Bsahkar (India)

Maharshi Dayanand University in competition
Summary (translated): The university’s P2P team visited elementary students at RED Vidyalaya in Jhajjar, India, to promote their campaign against extremism.
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April 21, 2017

Camden New Journal (United Kingdom)

Report signs of friends’ radicalisation, say UCL students
“(University College London) post-graduate students seek to help people intervene when family or friends are drawn to terrorism.”
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April 21, 2017

Baltimore Jewish Times (Maryland)

Hopkins Class Wraps Up Anti-Extremism Campaign
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April 20, 2017

The Sun Weekly (Nigeria)

ABU VC seeks media support to curb religious extremism
Summary: The Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University praises the team for their work and calls for more awareness to their team.
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April 18, 2017

Publico (Portugal)

“Students of the University of Coimbra launch a campaign against hate speech and extremism / ‘Respeech’ is the campaign aimed at combating the spread of hate speech in digital media and deconstructing the ideas that motivate discrimination”
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April 17, 2017

Semey TV (Kazakhstan) - VIDEO

Roundtable on religious extremism and terrorism: Challenges of Modernity
Summary: Interview introduces the roundtable event held by Semey State Medical University’s P2P team.
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April 16, 2017

The Tribune (India)

Students begin global campaign for peace
Summary: Under the campaign, students from universities across the globe will work in coordination with Edventure Partners on various global concerns. Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University is among the 175 global universities participating in the program.
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April 16, 2017

Greater Kashmir (India)

Creating opportunities in uncertainties; Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University launches Facebook funded project
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April 12, 2017

The Cougar (University of Houston student newspaper)

‘Big Talk’ considers religious extremism
“The forum was moderated by a representative from the student-run organization MEtoWE, a group of Valenti graduate students who work to provide information and facilitate open discussions about Islam and Muslim immigration. The organization is part of the Peer to Peer: Challenging Extremism national initiative sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security.”
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April 12, 2017

KRQE News (New Mexico)

UNM students create ad campaign to promote oil and gas industry jobs
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April 12, 2017

Bulgarian News Agency

Students from the American University in Bulgaria are joining the fight against fake news
Excerpt (translated): “As part of the P2P competition, students from eight countries — Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Moldova, Ukraine, the U.S. and Russia — started the campaign #CareWhatYouShare in early April.”
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April 12, 2017

KTV, SOT morning show - VIDEO (Kosovo)

The Campaign ‘United For Peace’
Summary: Team members from Kolegji AAB University represented their P2P campaign “United For Peace” during the TV morning show SOT, where the main topic was the influencing factors on radicalization and violent extremism. (translated)
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April 12, 2017

Boise Weekly (Idaho)

Panel of policy makers and legal experts decry sovereign citizen movement
“Boise State students convened the panel as part of a national competition to build social media campaigns challenging violent extremism.”
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April 11, 2017

Johns Hopkins University News

Welcome Message: JHU Students Launch Campus Effort Encouraging Kindness, Understanding — ‘We Welcome ‘ campaign created for nationwide Challenging Extremism competition
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April 11, 2017

KIVI-TV - VIDEO (Boise, Idaho)

Boise State students take part in national contest to fight extremism
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April 10, 2017

Channel One Albania, Lind On TV Show - VIDEO

The University of New York Tirana (Albania) P2P team discusses reasons they initiated their project, Albanian Students Against Terrorism and Extremism (ASATE).
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April 10, 2017

Centre Daily Times (State College, PA)

Penn State students create online memorial to terror victims
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April 7, 2017

Penn State News

IST students reprise ‘Stories of the Stolen’ after attending competition
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April 5, 2017

Notre Dame University Lebanon News

NDU honors ‘ACT’ winning students
“Following the first-place win achieved by Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) Journalism students in the international Peer to Peer (P2P): Challenging Extremism competition sponsored by Facebook and the U.S. State Department, which took place in Washington, D.C., the Faculty of Humanities (FH) at NDU organized on Wednesday, April, 5, 2017, in Pierre Abou Khater Hall, a ceremony to honor them.”
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April 5, 2017

Semey State Medical University News (Kazakhstan)

Round table “Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge”
“March 30 teachers of the department Kupanovoy SA and Rymanow DM a round table was organized on the theme:‘Peer-to-peer: he thinks the youth of religious extremism and terrorism.’”
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April 4, 2017

WBALTV-11 (Baltimore, Maryland)

JHU students develop campaign to combat violent extremism on campus [VIDEO]
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April 2017

QS Asia (Singapore)

University of Jordan team wins 2nd place at regional competition in Washington
Excerpt: “A University of Jordan (UJ) team has won the 2nd place of the regional fall 2016 Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Challenging Extremism competition which took place from 26 February to 3 March 2017 in Washington DC.”
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March 31, 2017

ESPN Live Broadcast

Johns Hopkins University vs. Rutgers University Lacrosse
Summary: ESPN commentator discusses the “We Welcome” campaign as Johns Hopkins University led Rutgers on the field during a lacrosse game. Commentator discusses the campaign themes of diversity and inclusion and mentions their social media handles to follow, encourages viewers to get involved.
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March 30, 2017

Rappler (Philippines)

#InspireCourage: A Mindanaoan’s valedictory address
“‘I am Mindanao’ is a social campaign, which we started, that aims to educate college students about the dangers of violent extremism, strengthen our pride as Mindanaoans, and empower us to create counter narratives of our own.”
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March 27, 2017

The Tribune (India)

Rajouri varsity students get nod for Facebook contest
Summary: Campaign to counter hate speech at Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, sponsored by Facebook, has been launched with an objective to build a community focused on shared values that counters hate speech and Extremism.
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March 26, 2017

Daily Udaan (India)

Peace Progress Prosperity campaign kicked off at BGSB University: No religion in the world justifies violence and hate
Summary: Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University’s School of Management Studies launched P2P campaign to counter hate speech and intolerance.
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March 25, 2017

The News Now (India)

‘Peace Progress and Prosperity’ campaign (P2P) launches at BGSBU
Summary: ​Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University’s School of Management Studies launched P2P campaign to counter hate speech and intolerance.
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March 21, 2017

Yahoo Finance

Facebook head of counterrorism: We need everyone’s help
“Through a joint venture with the US Department of Homeland Security and marketing firm EdVenture Partners, Facebook has doubled down on “Peer to Peer: Challenging Extremism,” its attempt to crowdsource and aggregate insights from students across the world.”
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March 18, 2017

Annahar Newspaper (Lebanon)

Minister of Information at Notre Dame: Bring the laws in support of the written press
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March 17, 2017

France 24 - VIDEO

Students on the front line against hatred on the Internet #SXSW [VIDEO]
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March 17, 2017

Telegrafi.com (Kosovo)

Kosovo National Ballet premieres played excerpts from the show ‘Transitional Justice’ in the auditorium of RIT Kosovo (A.U.K)
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March 16, 2017

RIT Kosovo News

RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) Hosted a Workshop on Developing a Counter Narrative to Violent Extremism in Kosovo
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March 13, 2017

International Business Times (UK)

Facebook policy head calls for tech to fight against extremism at SXSW
The social media giant has partnered with DHS to encourage students to create campaigns that combat hate and extremism.
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March 13, 2017

France 24

SXSW Festival: How to take the web back to the EI and the neo-Nazis
“Since 2015, the company has led a large program known as P2P, which has “left students locally to define what extremism needs to be fought in their communities and then develop the campaign best suited to this local context,” explains Sean Ferrell, vice president of EdVenture.”
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March 13, 2017

Berkeley Engineering News

Countering Extremism with Technology
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March 12, 2017

The Guardian

Facebook policy chief: social media must step up fight against extremism
Speaking at SXSW, Monika Bickert calls for social networks to build ‘counter-speech,’ responding to extremism and hate speech with broad opposition
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March 10, 2017

Small Wars Journal

The War Has Just Begun: Boko Haram and the Coming Diffusion of Terror in Nigeria
The place to start ideally would be universities and secondary schools. An excellent model for inspiration is the Peer-to-Peer Challenging Extremism project of the US State Department, Facebook and Edventure Partners (EVP).
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March 9, 2017

RIT University News

Saunderst College of Business ExOut Extremism at SXSW March 11
RIT alumna Olivia Hauck joins panel on Taking Back the Internet: Countering Extremism
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March 8, 2017

American Task Force for Lebanon (blog)

NDU students shine in international competition
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March 6, 2017

University of Nebraska Omaha News

Omaha Change Maker: Gina Ligon / Fighting for peace by studying hate
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March 6, 2017

UNM Newsroom (New Mexico)

UNM marketing students launch ad campaign to promote careers in fuel and petrochemical industries
“Undergraduate marketing students at The University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management unveiled a new outreach campaign to promote careers in the fuel and petrochemical manufacturing industries titled ‘Fuel Your Career.’ The campaign is part of the AFPM Recruitment Challenge, an industry-education partnership program sponsored by the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) and managed by EdVenture Partners.”
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March 3, 2017

Facebook France Newsroom

Facebook reinforces its commitment to develop counter-discourse on the internet in France
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February 28, 2017

Ohio Northern University News

Public relations students earn honorable mention in global competition
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February 28, 2017

Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies blog

NESA P2P Competition
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February 25, 2017

Newsweek

“In 2015, Facebook joined with the government in sponsoring these student teams, allowing for the number to increase last year to 100 groups around the world. The Department of Homeland Security has described the effort as ‘essential’ in creating positive messages to counter violent Islamist propaganda.”
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February 26, 2017

India Today

United States of America looks to Facebook, private groups to battle online extremism
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February 25, 2017

St. Cloud Times (Minnesota)

Having conversations, bridging gaps
“It’s a Facebook- and State Department-sponsored contest among university students around the world to connect with their peers about extremism.”
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February 21, 2017

University of Nebraska Omaha News

UNO students present refugee campaign on Capitol Hill
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February 20, 2017

Leadership (Nigeria)

Youth group caution Nigerians against inciting statements
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February 19, 2017

Aljazirah News Nigeria

AFYDEF cautions Nigerians against using inciting statements
“We have commenced activities leading to the launching of the Youth Campaign Against Violence (YOCAVI) and wish to use the P2P project as a strong platform for mobilizing young people across the world to join the Global Campaign Against Violence.”
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February 18, 2017

Thunder Radio 97.9Mhz

Thunder Radio LIVE interview with student from Xavier University [VIDEO]
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February 16, 2017

UMass Lowell News

Students create winning counterterrorism website
Team places third in homeland security competition
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February 8, 2017

Mountain Times (Vermont)

Multinational student team develops tool to counter extremism; wins contest
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February 4, 2017

Lebanon Files

University of Notre Dame students ranked first in global competition
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February 3, 2017

VistaNet (Italy)

ReAct team from University of Cagliari overwhelms Washington, DC, with solid third place for Facebook Global Digital Challenge
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February 2, 2017

Corriere Della Serra (Italy)

The five girls of Cagliari fighting online hate are rewarded in United States
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February 1, 2017

Norwich University News

Norwich University Students Win First Place in National Contest with Tool to Combat Violent Extremism
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February 1, 2017

Omaha World-Herald

Grace: Their weapon against extremism is befriending refugees
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January 29, 2017

BusinessDay (Nigeria)

How AUN uses social media to fight religious extremism
“Meanwhile, the campaign has recently won for the AUN, the first Africa Regional Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Challenging Extremism Competition, held in Ghana. Thirty-two African universities competed.”
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January 27, 2017

BU Today (Boston University)

Pardee students prepare campaign to combat extremism
“Students currently taking Professor Jessica Stern’s IR 500 Violent Extremism course at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University have the unique opportunity to develop and execute a campaign and social media strategy to combat extremism. The project is part of the EdVenture Partners (EVP) competition that guides teams to prepare comprehensive reports showcasing their campaign plans from start to finish.”
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January 25, 2017

Seven Days: Vermont’s Independent Voice

Norwich students work to intercept would-be terrorists
“The five Norwich students are finalists in P2P (Peer to Peer): Challenging Extremism, a national collegiate competition aimed at countering domestic and foreign terrorism.”
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January 23, 2017

Premium Times (Nigeria)

AUN students’ campaign wins African anti-extremism competition
“Team AUN’s #IAmABeliever campaign was strongly commended by Facebook, Edventure Partners, and by officials of the U.S. State Department, co-sponsors of the competition. The judges described the campaign as “extraordinarily coherent.”
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January 16, 2017

Penn State News

Stories of the Stolen: IST students give a voice to victims of terrorism
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January 14, 2017

Vibe Ghana

American University of Nigeria wins maiden African competition
“The American University of Nigeria (AUN) has won the maiden edition of the Africa Regional Peer-to-Peer: Challenging Extremism Competition held in Accra.”
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January 13, 2017

Henrietta Post (Rochester, NY)

Grant to help RIT fight terrorism
“The Rochester Institute of Technology will receive $149,000 to fight terrorism. The grant will come from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to the office of U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-Perinton.”
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January 13, 2017

RIT University News

RIT receives Department of Homeland Security grant to expand student anti-terrorism initiative
Saunders College of Business project It’s Time: ExOut Extremism continues its winning streak
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January 13, 2017

WHAM 13 ABC (Rochester, NY)

RIT announces $149,000 grant for anti-terrorism initiative
“Congresswoman Louise Slaughter announced Friday that RIT will receive a $149,000 grant from the U.S Department of Homeland Security.”
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January 7, 2017

NewsOK

UCO team among 4 finalists in State Department competition
“Peer to Peer: Challenging Extremism” is an initiative led by the U.S. State Department, managed by EdVenture Partners and supported in part by Facebook. Participants conduct research, design a website and develop a campaign to reach young people at risk of radicalization.
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January 4, 2017

NewsOK

UCO team, uDefy, heads to Washington [VIDEO]
“Students from the University of Central Oklahoma and three other universities will gather Feb. 1 in Washington, D.C., to present their work for final judging by a panel of senior officials, diplomats and business leaders.”
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January 2, 2017

Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

In Lebanon’s Tripoli, culture defeats youth radicalization
“Wakim and 10 other students from Saint Joseph University participated in the international Peer to Peer: Challenging Extremism competition sponsored by Facebook and the US State Department. … The Lebanese students decided to focus on Tripoli, where they gathered teens aged 13-15 years old and created artwork with them to be shared on Facebook.”
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