Over the past five years, there has been a significant amount of discussion on the propaganda created and disseminated by the Islamic State. Now a new Combating Terrorism Center report, Pulling Back the Curtain: An Inside Look at the Islamic State’s Media Organization, which is based on 13 internal Islamic State documents, provides an behind-the-scenes look at how the Islamic State has actually managed its media network. The report’s author, CTC Director of Research Dr. Daniel Milton, utilizes the documents to demonstrate that Amaq News Agency is an official node of the Islamic State’s media organization; to show the level of detail and direction given to the creation of a wide range of products; to illustrate the way the Islamic State’s Diwan of Central Media used policies and programs to centralize control over the propaganda production process; and to outline the importance the media organization placed on information security.

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