Airwars’ Director, Chris Woods, is attending a Future of Proxy Warfare workshop, organised by the New America Foundation in co-operation with Arizona State University and the Omran Center. The workshop is designed as an open discussion on a wide range of practical questions regarding proxy warfare, its principals and proxies, and the use of social media.
Airwars is participating in this key international investigative media event with its focus on subterfuge, propaganda and power. The event brings together a unique community of investigative journalists, whistleblowers, hackers, artists and experts to challenge power and reinvigorate the field of investigative journalism. Airwars Director Chris Woods is chairing a session on the challenges of on the ground and remote conflict casualty reporting.
Technical Consultation on the Establishment of an Independent Humanitarian Watch and related (In)Humanity Index
Alex Hopkins, Airwars data analyst is participating in a meeting aimed of reviewing the feasibility of developing an Independent Humanitarian Watch and Index concerned with war-related (in)humanity including the situation of those obliged to flee in order to safeguard their lives. The meeting involves individuals with expertise in data gathering/analysis as well as colleagues involved in countering the inhumanity associated with contemporary warfare.
Airwars’ researchers, Sophie Dyer and Abdulwahab Tahhan, are running a workshop on the use and verification of open source data at the Nederlandse Vereniging van Journalisten 2018. The festival is a key forum for investigative journalists with the discussions centring on current news coverage abroad and investigation blind spots.
Airwars Specialist Researcher Sophie Dyer, is participating in a broad discussion on technological developments, and a widening disparity in the global landscape of power, with civilians increasingly subjected to expanding commercial and military exploitation of technology in airspace and outer space and to the consequences of environmental change.
Dmytro Chupryna, Airwars’ Deputy Director, is attending the Friends of Europe’s annual Policy Security Summit, the flagship event of this peace, security & defence programme, bringing together senior decision-makers with out-of-the-box movers and shakers, this occasion allows for in-depth and innovative discussions on today’s most pressing security and defence issues.
Dmytro Chupryna, Airwars’ Deputy Director is participating in a panel discussion on the occasion of the publication of the book ‘The Grey Zone: Civilian protection between human rights and the laws of war’, referred to an institutional vacuum in the area of international humanitarian law implementation intended to protect civilians.
Airwars Syria Researcher Abdulwahab Tahhan is presenting about the importance of monitoring and archiving; and how it’s carried out on a daily basis, at a workshop aimed at discussing lessons learned from other conflicts, such as the one in Syria, and what practices might be shared with researchers in Yemen to help better document the war, and advocate on behalf of affected civilians.