International RETHINK Conference

In 22nd October 2020, RETHINK organised its International Final Conference. In this conference, over 100 people joined and actively participated in our project webinar, to address and discuss issues of violent extremism in Europe.

Conspiracy Theories – Offline

In the context of the Conspiracy Theories Campaign of the RETHINK Project, Lusófona University organized two cinema sessions for students in Lisbon on March, 4th and 5th 2020, in order to create awareness about how to be resilient to conspiracy theories. 

RETHINK at the Portuguese Television Channel – SIC Notícias

Last week, RETHINK project had the opportunity to present its main strategy and objectives in one of the most prestigious Portuguese television stations: SIC Notícias.

The project was represented by its coordinator, Professor José Paulo Oliveira, and one of its consultants for interfaith dialogue, Sheik David Munir. Professor José Paulo Oliveira highlighted the importance of counter-propaganda initiatives to challenge online hate-based messages, both far-right and Islamist which are the target audiences of the RETHINK project. Professor José Oliveira also specified the sustainability strategy for the RETHINK project with a new project called CEAR – Community Engagement Against Radicalisation, which already started to be implemented by Lusófona University.

Sheik David Munir gave a statement on how important it is to keep the Muslim communities engaged to counter any form of violent extremism by providing concrete narratives of his life as a religious leader.

 

Campaign Launching – Violent Far-Right

On 27th January 2020,  International Holocaust Remembrance Day, RETHINK launched its sixth campaign: Violent Far-Right.

The main objective of the campaign is to present the real effects of violence in its perpetrators. During the public launching of the campaign, civil society had the opportunity to see the first video of the campaign: a poem written by Joshua Idehem concerning the manipulation game played by violent far-right groups.

The event was open to the public and had the participation of its campaign director, Rafael Antunes supported by the RETHINK Team.

 

 

Campaign Launching – Conspiracy Theories

On 17th December 2019, RETHINK launched its fifth campaign: Conspiracy Theories. This event was held at the new cinema room inaugurated at Lusófona University, in Lisbon, and had the participation of university students, actors and the RETHINK Team, including its campaign director, Possidónio Cachapa, who gave a speech about ideological extremism.

 

 

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