Episode 12: Combating Terrorists' Online Activities


Professor Stuart Macdonald discusses his research into counterterrorism with our host Dr Sam Blaxland in this episode of Exploring Global Problems.  The episode explores Stuart’s work on terrorists’ use of the internet, particularly cyberterrorism and online propaganda and radicalisation.

Stuart’s most recent work on terrorist propaganda has examined violent jihadist narratives, their dissemination via social media, and legal and policy responses. Prior to this, his work focused on cyberterrorism, examining definitional issues, threat assessment and questions of responsibility.

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