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.
Airwars Libya researcher, Osama Mansour, presents on our findings on Libya at the first conference of the project “Transnational Academic Network for the Study of Armed Drones” (TRANSAD), followed by discussions on the use of drones and other state-of-the-art warfare, as citizens continue to be regular casualties of drone strikes.