The international community is mobilized to counter the scourge of terrorism, which is considered one of the most serious threats to international peace and security. The response is challenged by rapidly evolving tactics of terrorist groups, which have increasingly become adept at social media. The panel will discuss how to address the extremist narrative online without limiting the basic rights of freedom of speech and access to information. Experts from the United Nations, digital media, communications and technology companies will look at innovative and constructive solutions to effectively counter and prevent the destructive violent extremist narratives of hatred and fear, while strengthening positive values of peace, justice, tolerance and human dignity.


  • Mr. Mubin Shaikh, Co-author of the book Undercover Jihadi
  • Ms. Yasmin Green, Head of Strategy and Operations, Google Ideas
  • Ms. Sarah Wynn-Williams, Director of Global Public Policy, Facebook
  • Ms. Atefeh Riazi, Chief Information Technology Officer, Office of Information and Communications Technology, United Nations

Moderated by: Mr. Jehangir Khan, Director, UN Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (UN CTITF)/UN Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT)

This event is organized by the Digital Diplomacy Coalition and the UN Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) with the support of the Consulate General of Denmark.

The event will be live streamed on UN Web TV ›

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