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.

Iraq civilian deaths have almost doubled every year since 2012, reports Iraq Body Count

First published 7th Jan 2015

A recent press release from Iraq Body Count highlights how civilian casualty figures in Iraq have nearly doubled each year since 2012.  more...

Syria: No Word on Four Abducted Recorders 

First published 9th Dec 2014

A year after the abduction of Syrian human rights activist and Syrian casualty recorder Razan Zaitouneh and three colleagues from the Violations Documentation Center in Syria, no information has been released   more...

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