The Curtin University 2014 Public Relations Award for Most Outstanding Commentary on a Media Issue went to Anne Aly for her media commentary relating to Muslim extremism and the Islamic State. Anne has engaged with a range of media including The Australian, The West Australian, The Guardian, The Conversation, and the Women’s Weekly on a number of topics including the situation in Syria and Iraq, Australian’s leaving the country to join ISIS, deradicalization of young Muslims in Australia, community calls for the banning of the Burka and other related matters.
Anne is Director of the Countering Online Violent Extremism Research (CoVEr) Program at Curtin University.
Recent articles include:
“Radicalisation and the lone wolf: what we do and don’t know,” The Conversation, 17 December 2014.
“Sydney siege: don’t call Man Haron Monis a ‘terrorist’ – it only helps Isis,” The Guardian, 16 December 2014.
“Is it fair to blame the West for trouble in the Middle East,” The Conversation, 6 October 2014.
“Radicalisation,” The West Australian Newspaper, 4 October 2014.
Anne is also featured in “Taking on terror in the suburbs”, the Australian Women’s Weekly, December 2014, pp. 77–78.