Zwei maskierte, bewaffnete Islamisten vor dem Schwarzen Banner zur Illustration des Arbeitsfelds „Islamismus“, Keyvisual Islamismus

Gemeinsames Internetzentrum (GIZ – Joint Internet Centre)

Logo des „Gemeinsamen Internetzentrums“ (GIZ)Zoom© Bundesministerium des Innern Emblem of the Joint Internet Centre (GIZ)

The Internet has meanwhile become a key medium of communication worldwide. Extremists more and more use it as a propaganda platform and as a think tank. It also serves Islamist and Islamist terrorist networks as a means of communication. This is why in early 2007 the GIZ was set up in Berlin to monitor and analyse websites containing Islamist content.

Based on the model of the Gemeinsames Terrorabwehrzentrum (GTAZ – Joint Counter-Terrorism Centre), representatives of the

  • Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz

  • Bundeskriminalamt (Federal Criminal Police Office)

  • Bundesnachrichtendienst (Federal Intelligence Service)

  • Amt für den Militärischen Abschirmdienst (Military Counterintelligence Service)

  • Generalbundesanwalt (Federal Public Prosecutor General)

closely co-operate at the GIZ. The GIZ also maintains a regular exchange with the competent federal state authorities.

The representatives of the authorities involved in the GIZ have been tasked with monitoring, assessing and analysing publications with Islamist and jihadist contents posted on the Internet, in order to identify extremist and terrorist structures and activities on the Internet at an early stage. To this end, the various linguistic, technical and expert competences of the authorities involved are centralised in order for them to act – as far as possible – on the basis of a division of responsibilities and thus in a resource-saving way. Besides, this co-operation ensures consistent cross-agency reporting to the relevant decision-makers.

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Anti-terrorist Hotline: +49(0)221/ 792-3366

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Publications

2017 Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution (Facts and Trends)

2017 Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution (Facts and Trends)

DOI: Juli 2018
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How can I identify extremists and members of foreign secret services within my environment? - Important information for refugees in Germany

How can I identify extremists and members of foreign secret services within my environment? - Important information for refugees in Germany

DOI: März 2018
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2016 Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution (Facts and Trends)

2016 Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution (Facts and Trends)

DOI: Juli 2017
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Our topics – Facts to know

Our topics – Facts to know

DOI: Januar 2017
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Industry 4.0 – Challenges of a new technology

Industry 4.0 – Challenges of a new technology

DOI: Januar 2017
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Social media – Risks posed by social networks

Social media – Risks posed by social networks

DOI: März 2016
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