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Prevent Watch challenges Guardian article claims of ‘rise in extremism’ in higher education

Prevent Watch challenged an article in the Guardian published this week claiming that the number of students "flagged for extremism" via Prevent had "risen by a half". Here's what we said...

Where is Palestine in Critical Terrorism Studies? A roundtable conversation

The journal Critical Studies on Terrorism has published a paper including the subject of how Prevent targets activity related to Palestine and Palestinians. Prevent Watch contributed expertise and cases...

Teacher tells NEU conference of Prevent training walkout by staff

A participant in the recent NEU education union conference in Bournemouth spoke about how teachers refused to participate in Prevent training, staging a walkout that had an impact on the school's approach...

Latest Podcast

Prevent Watch dinner: Dr Layla Aitlhadj on the importance of the People’s Review of Prevent

At the Prevent Watch Annual Update event 2022, Director of Prevent Watch, Dr Layla Aitlhadj, highlighted the importance of the People’s Review of Prevent, especially the wealth of evidence that fed into the review...

Dr Layla Ailhadj on Prevent and the Conservative government

This podcast features Prevent Watch manager Dr Layla Ailhadj, who introduces Prevent on the Thinking Muslim and cites cases to illustrate why it is a problem not only for Muslims, but also for the UK as a whole. The British Conservative...

Dr Layla speaks with Dilly Hussain about how Prevent can impact Muslim belief and practice

In this eye-opening episode of the Blood Brothers Podcast, Dilly Hussain speaks with the director of advocacy group Prevent Watch, Dr Laila Aitlhadj, about the UK government’s controversial counterterrorism ‘Prevent’ strategy. Topics...

Latest Expert Views

Prevent in immigration will deepen state violence to migrant communities

Shawcross’s recommendation to apply to Prevent in immigration relies upon one flawed assumption among many that he makes in his review, and will further divide and destabilise UK society...

Why the Prevent duty threatens long-term public security

The foundations of the Prevent duty are pre-crime in nature; it rests on an assumption that it is possible to ‘predict’ an individual’s susceptibility to be violent, even when that individual is a child...

Latest Prevent statistics can direct us to the ‘alternative’

The latest Prevent statistics direct us to an answer that lies in following long-held practices that preserve trust and will allow better access to public services while restoring it to its rightful role...

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