Casualty recording news & views

The items posted here illustrate why transparent, humanising casualty recording is crucial. Although news reports of casualties are a staple of journalism, less frequently explored are the complexities of the recording process, the immediate and long-term benefits of doing it properly and the many harms involved in failing to do so. This collection examines those issues.

Contentious Casualty Counting: Coming to terms with the Baga massacre 

First published 23rd Jan 2015

Dr. Adeola Adams, Project Coordinator with Nigerian casualty recorder, Nigeria Watch, explains the controversy surrounding the casualty figures from the recent massacre in Baga more...

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Inside the advocacy group recording victims of forced disappearances in Turkey: An interview with Hafiza Merkezi 

First published 14th Jan 2015

Every Casualty speaks with Ozgur Goral, the head of the Documentation Programme at Hafiza Merkezi, a Turkish civil society organisation dedicated to documenting the lives of victims of state abuse.  more...

Statement on IPN member abducted in Syria

First published 13th Dec 2013

The co-founder of Violation Documentation Center, a casualty recording organisation based in Syria and member of Every Casualty's International Practitioner Network, was abducted on December 10th by an unknown armed group, along with three other human rights activists.  more...

Social media likely to provide key evidence for war crimes in Syria

First published 7th Oct 2013

Evidence gathered from social media will likely play a key role in the prosecution of war crimes in Syria, explained Every Casualty Co-Director Hamit Dardagan in an article recently published in German daily, Deutsche Welle. more...

IPN member reports show 24 dead in Pakistan from US drones in September

First published 2nd Oct 2013

According to a report released on Monday by Islamabad based IPN member, Conflict Monitoring Center (CMC), 24 people were killed by U.S. drones strikes in Pakistan in the month of September.  more...

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MoD commissions report on how to 'sell wars to the public'

First published 30th Sep 2013

Reducing the visibility of military causalities may be one way to ‘sell wars to the public’ according to a Ministry of Defence strategy report recently obtained by the Guardian through the Freedom of Information Act. more...

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Every Casualty marks the launch of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism's 'Naming the Dead' Project

First published 26th Sep 2013

On the evening of the 24th of September, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, in partnership with the Every Casualty Campaign, held an event at Somerset House to mark the launch of TBIJ’s new ‘Naming the Dead’ project. 
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