An academic research network on


What is VOX-Pol?

VOX-Pol is a world-leading research network on online extremism and terrorism. It is a global network, with 30 member institutions from 12 different countries across Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia and Australasia. VOX-Pol researchers have expertise in jihadism, the extreme right and left, nationalist-separatist actors, and emerging forms of extremism.


Visualisation report of emerging extremist narratives across Europe

Year: 2024
Aurthor: Askanius, T., Haselbacher, M., Reeger, U. and Stoencheva, J.

Online Library

Our Online Library collects in one place a large volume of publications related to various aspects of violent online political extremism.

Latest Blog Posts

‘News overload’: how a constant stream of violent images affects your brain
May 15, 2024
By Francisco Javier Saavedra Macías, Universidad de Sevilla In May 1097, during the siege of Nicaea, crusaders catapulted the severed heads of prisoners over the walls surrounding the city, with the aim of terrorising their enemy. The strategy worked. On June 19 of the year the crusaders captured the city. However, only those who lived ...
The Potential of Short Form Videos as P/CVE Messages
May 8, 2024
By Joe Whittaker, Farangiz Atamuradova, Kamil Yilmaz, Simon Copeland, Lilah El Sayed, Jon Deedman Short form video has, put simply, become one of the most popular social media formats on the Internet. By “short form” we mean videos of around 30-90 seconds; each platform that utilises it has their own specifications about the minimum and ...

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