Roundup 9/23: State Dept. Engages Blogs

News & Opinion on Terrorism & Strategic Communication — September 23, 2007


State Dept. Engages Blogs. There has been a minor rash of recent stories and commentary about the State Department’s use of blogs and web chats. The official website of the program is here. The recent posts:

Replacing “Jihad” a Muslim Brotherhood Info Op? Another minor rash of stories has popped up on this subject. Here are two:

Also…

Thailand Cracks Down on Militants. “Government efforts to resolve the ongoing violence in Thailand’s four southern provinces of Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat and Songkhla—which has claimed the lives of 2,400 people since January 2004—continue to emphasize a three-pronged strategy of reconciliation, improving socio-economic conditions and counter-insurgency (COIN) operations.” (Jamestown, 9/21)

Terrorism and Internet Use. “Today, most active terrorist groups have established their presence in some way or another on the Internet.” (Canada Free Press, 9/21).