CPD Director Quoted in AFP article on Al-Qaeda Magazine

The article discusses how Al-Qaeda uses the English language and the Internet as tools to "win over non-Arab sympathisers." In light of the recent publication of the second edition of Inspire, Al-Qaeda's Yemen-based online English-language magazine, the article links Al-Qaeda's media efforts to a desire for international recruiting.

In the article, Seib argues that Al-Qaeda has become a media organization in itself. "They want to increase their visibility and the logical way to do that is in English," said Seib, who also points to the group's success at expanding its audience base. To "fight their information with your own," he suggests that governments also use new media "in as effective a way as the terrorist organisations have been."

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