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10 May 2017

How accurate is the international print media’s depiction of jihadi radicalization and the foreign fighter phenomenon? In this text, Rita Augestad Knudsen analyzes the reporting that’s been done on Kosovo, a country which has been characterized as a “hotbed for radical Islamists” and a “pipeline for Jihadists.” Unsurprisingly, Knudsen uncovers numerous inconsistencies in the media coverage of these phenomena, including the number of foreign fighters from Kosovo, the reasons for their radicalization and more.

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Author Rita Augestad Knudsen
Series NUPI Working Papers
Issue 875
Publisher Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
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