BEATRIZ BUARQUE: Brazilian journalist who has been studying the impact of the internet on the 5th wave of terrorism. Undergratuated in Social Communication – Journalism at UFRJ and MA student at the University of Westminster (Chevening Scholarship). Due to her work at Words Heal the World, she was invited by RAN (Radicalisation Awareness Network – European Commission) to attend the training seminar “Creating online campaigns around counter and alternative narratives”. Besides training students to deconstruct extremist messages and use social media for peace, she has also started organising workshops to raise awareness on the use of the internet for peace and its impact on local and global levels.
STUDENTS FROM UFRJ (BRAZIL): a group of students has been writing stories based on academic reports about extremism/radicalisation, making videos, producing short-documentaries and developing social media campaigns to challenge hate in Brazil. Although the country has not been directly affected by jihadism, it has faced problems with the rise of far-right and the spread of narratives inciting hate towards refugees, Jews, African-Brazilian religions, black people and homosexuals.
STUDENTS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER (UK): a group of students from the University of Westminster from different backgrounds has been writing stories, making videos to deconstruct extremist messages, producing short-documentaries and developing social media campaigns to challenge hate on the internet.