June 24, 2021

Filmtip: Terrorism and finance: connecting the dots

Filmtip: Terrorism and finance: connecting the dots

Fraudstorytelling | Weekly filmtips | 24 June 2021

Title: Terrorism and finance: connecting the dots
Duration: 17 minutes
Year: 2016
Producer: TEDx Talks
Link: https://www.fraudstorytelling.com/movies/terrorism-and-finance-connecting-the-dots/ 
Tagging: #terrorismfinancing, #financialmarkets

With terrorism at the heart of global discourse, there is an increased sense of urgency in tackling the problem. However, a number of questions remain unanswered and an array of ideas untested. Edidiong’s talk questions some myths about terrorism and unravels financing as an integral part of the problem. He highlights the often overlooked role financial institutions (and other bodies) play in terrorism financing and proffers some insightful solutions. Edidiong is currently studying a Masters Degree in International Accounting and Finance at the University of Kent. A Chartered Accountant by profession, he takes a keen interest in the world of finance. In particular he explores the ethics and fraudulent activities of financial institutions, and their significance in the wider economy.

Terrorism is and remains a global problem to this day, but often people are not aware that financial markets play a significant role in financing terrorist groups, taking the economic and moral consequences for granted. In this TEDtalk, the chain of financing terrorism is explained, as well as the need to act on such financial crimes.

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