The Quilliam Foundation’s Senior Analyst Noman Benotman, has give three presentations at an international seminar entitled ‘Reporting on International Security and Terrorism.’ The two day event was organised by Thomson Reuters in association with The Stanley Foundation and the German-based Gerda Henkel Stiftung Foundation.
On Monday 6 June 2011, Noman spoke on ‘Terrorism after bin Laden.’ The panel highlighted questions about the future of al-Qaeda and discussed the impact of the Arab Spring on the organisation, as well as how governments can best counter the threat posed by the group.
Later that afternoon, Noman also spoke on ‘Terrorism and the Media,’ questioning, among other things, whether the media does a good enough job on reporting on ‘hard to reach’ countries like Yemen and Somalia, and how the responsibilites of the media are evolving due to 24 hour news and digital media.
On Tuesday 7 June 2011, Noman delivered a presentation on ‘Islamism and radicalisation,’ discussing the meaning of Islamism and the role of Islamist groups in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as the effect of bin Laden’s death and the extent to which it is possible to ‘profile’ terrorists and potential terrorists.
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