- 26 May 2021
The Politics of Torture and the Erosion of Truth
Oleksandra Matviychuk paints a troubling picture of a Russian tactic designed to undermine democratic rule in eastern Ukraine
- 25 May 2021
A Fixer’s War: Inside the Life of the Unsung Hero of Foreign Reporting
Anton Skyba was arrested and tortured for being a 'fixer' to international media in Eastern Ukraine. This is his story.
- 18 May 2021
A Day in the Life of Prisoner ‘Socrates’, Cell Number 607
Iain Overton recounts the story of Oleh Galzyuk, who was imprisoned in the Donbas region of Ukraine for more than two years for writing about the conflict raging in the region
- 12 Apr 2021
London: murder capital. A year of violent deaths examined
In 2019, 147 people were killed in Greater London. This report examines the gender, age, race and location of both those killed and those convicted of such deaths.
- 7 Apr 2021
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.
- 31 Mar 2021
20 films that can change the way you think about war
Across genres, countries and interpretations, these films challenge and deepen the way we understand conflict.
- 25 Jan 2021
The End of Where We Begin
This is an extract from the book The End of Where We Begin by Rosalind Russell. The book is a true-life account of three young refugees who flee civil war in South Sudan.
- 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?
- 23 Sep 2020
Review: History of Bombs by Ai Weiwei at the Imperial War Museum
For the first time since 1936, the Imperial War Museum’s iconic atrium has been lent out in its entirety to a single artist: Ai Weiwei, highlighting his History of Bombs exhibition.
- 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.