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US Initiative Enlists International Students for Online Anti-extremism Campaign

Abeera Akhtar and her team of fellow students at Lahore University launched a project last year comprised of multiple social media components and aimed at spurring apathetic young people to resist radicalization. "Our campaign is called FATE — From Apathy to Empathy," said Akhtar, who is visiting the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C., this week. The Pakistani students' Web campaign was selected as the winner of a U.S.-initiated competition on how to best reach...

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