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More than propaganda: a review of Boko Haram’s public messages

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For a group that is extremely secretive, Boko Haram has ensured its narrative is publicly disseminated.

 

By Omar S Mahmood

 

 

Messaging has been an important aspect of the public outreach of the violent extremist organisation commonly known as Boko Haram. While significant attention has been given to what Boko Haram has done in terms of violent attacks, less has been devoted to what Boko Haram has said in terms of messaging content. By examining its record of public statements, important clues can be gleaned regarding the otherwise secretive group’s operational processes and strategic outlook.

You can download the full report here: More than propaganda-A review of Boko Haram’s public messages

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