U.S. and Jordan Expanding Communications Partnerships against Violent Extremism

Media Note
U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC
April 4, 2016

 

Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel and Jordanian Ambassador to the United States Dr. Alia Hatoug Bouran signed an agreement today that will expand the partnership between the United States and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in online messaging and engagement against violent extremism.

Through the partnership, Jordan and the United States will expand media efforts to rapidly and effectively counter propaganda from Daesh and other violent extremist groups, including their efforts to recruit foreign fighters, fundraise for illicit activities, and intimidate and terrorize people in Jordan and around the world. The partnership will focus on presenting independent voices from Jordan and across the region that will amplify moderate and constructive narratives and a positive and peaceful vision of the future.

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