Perth USAsia’s first Big Think Breakfast for 2017 featured Curtin University Ph.D. candidate Anne-Marie Balbi.
- Ms. Balbi’s research focuses on counter-terrorism narratives and the symbolism imbued within physical terror sites.
- The discussion centred on a comparative analysis of how individuals and stakeholders engage with terror sites, using the case studies of Norway and Indonesia.
- Balbi spoke of the need for stronger CVE measures, highlighting the multiple media platforms available to terror groups and their subsequent monopoly on public narratives.
- Balbi asserts that counter narratives can undermine the security and influence of terror groups, emphasising the necessity of providing terror victims with a platform to speak out.
is an intern at the Perth USAsia Centre