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Battling Radical Islamist Propaganda in Somalia

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Battling Radical Islamist Propaganda in Somalia: The Information Intervention Option

by Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob

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While the international community continues to dither over Somalia, Islamic fundamentalists have taken over control of the country's information space and other key strategic assets. This article discusses the precarious media environment in Somalia and revisits discourses on Information Intervention, conceptualised by Jamie Metzl in 1997. It examines the nature of UN's 'Information Intervention' in Somalia and argues that the international community can do more by drawing on available legal instruments to carry out 'coercive' information intervention.

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Dr Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob is a Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow at the Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

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