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HOPE not hate

Using intelligent counter narratives to challenge extremism (for instance the #wearethemany hashtag online). Empowering communities to challenge hatred/violent extremism when it presents itself. Provide a positive antidote and diversionary focuses to the extremists’ narrative. To provide accurate and salient analysis of extremist groups through research. Empower communities to tackle myths and inaccuracies through blogging, newspapers, leaflets, meetings, videos, education, speeches, T-shirts etc.

To destabilise extremist campaigns by undermining their credibility with sober, honest and accurate assessments on sensitive issues. Also providing platforms and support for vulnerable individuals to speak up and speak out against extremists in their communities.

As well as a bi-monthly publication, HNH has three separate blogs and roving news links that provide up to date information and intelligence on extremists. HNH also has a large social media presence where we interact with individuals and the public, constantly providing them with a dialogue of information, resources and also-very importantly-positive news and stories about work that is being done not just against extremism, but also to highlight empowering good practice in others.

We feed into this resource by having constant and ongoing research, analysis and education. We also work extensively with people inside hate/extremist organisations and also ex-extremists to provide a non-sensationalist view of extremist groups and individuals that are based on FACT.

HOPE not hate publishes 4 research documents per year, separate to the magazine and website. We are currently working on voter registrations, to encourage people to make their voice heard by voting in elections-a sure way to counter extremism at the ballot box.

Contact details:
Matthew Collins
Tel: (+44) 207 681 8660
Po Box 67476
NW3 9RF, London
United Kingdom