- 7 Apr 2021
AOAV board member Dr Saleyha Ahsan responds to reports Russian special forces using ‘Red Cross’ ambulances to practise ambush techniques
Reports emerge that Russian special forces are using “Red Cross” flagged ambulances to practise ambush techniques.
- 21 Jan 2021
Why Mexico was the most dangerous place to be a journalist in the world in 2020
For Mexican journalists, 2020 was yet another hard reminder that they live in the most dangerous place on earth doing the job that they do. This report by an academic whose PhD looked at the violence against Mexican journalists there explains why such violence against journalists is so widespread and what might be done about it.
- 6 Oct 2020
Press significantly under-reported explosive violence in Syria, AOAV study shows
For the majority of people living in the Western world, the only interaction they have with explosive violence and conflict is through the media, but to what extent can we rely upon media sources to report explosive violence?
- 26 Mar 2020
Conflict reporting in the 21st century: findings from a one day seminar
On Saturday 8th February, AOAV, Birkbeck College and the Frontline Club hosted the conference 'Conflict Reporting in the 21st Century'. This is the summary report from that event.
- 26 Mar 2020
Conflict reporting in the 21st century: summary report
On Saturday 8th February 2020, AOAV convened a one-day conference at Birkbeck College and in partnership with the Frontline Club. It aimed at interrogating how journalists can hold perpetrators to account for civilian harm, assessing the changing nature of journalism in conflict reporting, and debating the new techniques available to journalists to do this.
- 20 Feb 2020
The representation of the Royal Air Force in the British media
This paper set out to analyse the content of articles on the Royal Air Force by the BBC News Online, the Guardian, and the Daily Mail.
- 15 Aug 2019
Out of sight: British press ignores the continuing horror in Afghanistan
An examination of UK news outlets shows that some of Britain's most influential press outlets have severely under-reported civilian casualties from explosive weapons in Afghanistan.
- 13 Aug 2019
British media significantly underreporting explosive violence incidents in Afghanistan, review reveals
July 2019 was the worst month for civilian casualties from explosive weapons in Afghanistan for almost a decade. AOAV investigates whether this was reflected in the media.
- 29 Jul 2019
Examining the portrayal of female suicide bombers in the media
AOAV examines how female suicide bombers are portrayed in media and the accuracy of these depictions.
- 29 Jul 2019
The challenges of conflict reporting – when injuries from explosive weapons don’t make the news
Research that reveals how the reporting of injuries in English-language media reporting drops off as conflict intensifies.
- 6 Sep 2018
The language of US air strikes examined
Exploring the narratives of US air-power: from uncritical media reporting to the lie inherent in the term 'precision bombing' - how America came to justify its air strikes to the world and itself
- 1 Jan 2017
Spinning suicide: a look at IS media operations
This article is part of AOAV's report "Understanding the rising cult of the suicide bomber".