This report seeks to better understand the circumstances in which newsrooms cover civilian harm in the digital age—particularly at a time of shrinking budgets and competing resource pressures. In a war where reporters’ lives were at risk—including from so-called Islamic State—how important was field reporting to covering this issue? In the absence of personnel in the field, how well did reporters back home keep the issue of civilian harm in the public eye? A review of U.S. Department of Defense press conferences found that the Pentagon press corps rarely raised civilian harm during hundreds of encounters with officials—believing perhaps it was the job of those in the field, even when such personnel were infrequently deployed on the ground.
Hawija Case: NGOs are unsatisfied with the quality of the Dutch Ministry of Defence aerial attack data
Unfortunately both the form and content of the data that is now published by the Dutch Ministry of Defence is not what is needed to be able to excersise democratic control, state Airwars Stichting, PAX and the The Intimacies of Remote Warfare-programma.
Remote Warfare: Remote Justice?
An assemblage approach is taken to understand how and why the members of European Forum on Drones act in dynamic alliances of states, institutions, organisations, groups, expert individuals, discourses, treaties, laws and regulations to govern the use of armed drones
(Un)Contested Frames: Frame resonance, narratives and the danger of blowback from airstrikes by the international anti-ISIL coalition.
Research report from Nora Kindermann on frame resonance, narratives and the danger of blowback from airstrikes by the international anti-ISIL coalition.