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After the successful launch of Researcher Resources on the VOX-Pol website in May 2020, we are pleased to add a new section: Jobs, Fellowships and Internships. Open positions will be added to the Jobs, Fellowships and Internships page as they become available, with a link to the original posting and their closing dates. The new page is a way…

The VOX-Pol Blog posts weekly on Wednesdays and takes a break every August. Instead of posting in August, we like to highlight the most-read blog posts of the previous year. Fifty-one posts were published between August 2019 and July 2020, some were published simultaneously in multiple languages. Forty-six were in English, two in German, two…

On Friday 31 July it was announced that VOX-Pol Coordinator, Professor Maura Conway, will join the Legal Innovation Lab Wales, an initiative within Swansea University’s Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law. Maura Conway is Professor of International Security in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University (DCU) and Project Coordinator of the…

The RUSI Special Issue on Strategic Communications featuring articles by VOX-Pol researchers and has been made open access until 30 June 2020. VOX-Pol Coordinator Professor Maura Conway contributed the article Routing the Extreme Right: Challenges for Social Media Platforms, and VOX-Pol Fellow JM Berger along with VOX-Pol alum Sean Looney and Kateira Aryaeinejad contributed There and Back Again: How White…

Is your research related to online extremism and/or terrorism? Would you like to share some of your findings or reflections with an audience, including other researchers, policymakers, law enforcement, social media company representatives, and others, with similar interests? If so, how about contributing to the VOX-Pol Blog? We will publish your contribution and communicate it to…

VOX-Pol is pleased to launch a new section on our website, titled Researcher Resources. This essential and easy to navigate resource collects and categorises information for researchers working in the areas of online online extremism and terrorism, including particularly graduate students, early career researchers, and those new to the field, but we feel certain also…

VOX-Pol’s Coordinator, Professor Maura Conway, was interviewed for a new report on Online Extremism by the UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST). POST produces peer-reviewed and impartial scientific research briefings for the UK Parliament in the form of four-page POSTnotes, which are informed by literature reviews and stakeholder interviews. This POSTnote describes how…

Hier bei VOX-Pol freuen wir uns mitzuteilen, dass der neueste Bericht unserer Serie, „Wie Extrem ist die Rechte in Europa? Untersuchung von Überschneidungen in der deutschen Rechtsaußenszene auf Twitter” von Reem Ahmed und Daniela Pisoiu, jetzt auch auf Deutsch verfügbar ist. Über den Bericht Ziel dieser Arbeit ist es, die Überschneidungen in der Rechtsaußenszene auf…

Read in German Introducing the REASSURE Project Academic research into online extremism and terrorism carries unique risks. The first is repeated exposure to distressing content, such as the detailed analysis of thousands of videos or images produced by ISIS. The second is the potential to be targeted by illicit actors, online and offline, through doxing,…

VOX-Pol is pleased to presented the latest report in the VOX-Pol publication series, titled The Legal Response of Western Democracies to Online Terrorism and Extremism and Its Impact on the Right to Privacy and Freedom of Expression, written by researcher and human rights attorney, Nery Ramati. Three blog posts were published in the lead up…