Mission Communication as an Integrative Overall Strategy in Protest 2.0

Director Carsten Schenk and Major Michael Bornhausen examine the importance of operational communication in assemblies using a case study of the operation at Dannenröder Forst, a forest area to be cleared for a highway expansion. They first explore emerging demands on police communication resulting from the use of social media in during protests. Subsequently, the importance of Tactical Communication in operations is highlighted through various theoretical approaches and practical examples. They present goals, applications, and methods of Tactical Communication. The authors conclude with challenges that arise in, what they refer to as, the context of “protest 2.0,” including effectively understanding and executing mission communication.

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