This roundup, curated by ReThink Media, looks at how the media is talking about drone warfare (and related topics) and what stories are being told. With little transparency from governments on this topic, this roundup aims to be as comprehensive as possible, identifying breaking news, trends, developing stories, or interesting narratives. Rethink Media also use media coverage to compile a snapshot of...

This roundup, curated by ReThink Media, looks at how the media is talking about drone warfare (and related topics) and what stories are being told. With little transparency from governments on this topic, this roundup aims to be as comprehensive as possible, identifying breaking news, trends, developing stories, or interesting narratives. Rethink Media also use media coverage to compile a snapshot of...

This roundup, curated by ReThink Media, looks at how the media is talking about drone warfare (and related topics) and what stories are being told. With little transparency from governments on this topic, this roundup aims to be as comprehensive as possible, identifying breaking news, trends, developing stories, or interesting narratives. Rethink Media also use media coverage to compile a snapshot of...

Agnes Callamard, UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, has written a new report in which especially the issue of targeted killings through armed drones is addressed. In 2010, 2013 and 2014, former UN Special Rapporteurs Philip Alston and Christof Heyns initiated the legal discussions on the many concerns around state accountability for extrajudicial killings with armed drones in...

In our monthly press review, curated by Internazionale, we translate, analyze and summarize news from various European publications on the issues of drones. In June 2020 the most frequent topics discussed in drone news were the increasing use of drone worldwide and the use of drones by the U.S. and Europe. You can find the publication here....

Jet Groenendijk and Isa Zoetbrood, two students from the University of Utrecht, have made a podcast in which they talk about remote warfare. In the first episode, Groenendijk and Zoetbrood discuss the Dutch MQ-9 Reapers that the Netherlands will receive in the summer of 2020. Two experts, Wim Zwijnenburg, Programme Leader Humanitarian Disarmament at PAX, and Lauren Gould, assistent professor at...

Kelsey Atherton has written a critical and insightful article for Responsible Statecraft on why media coverage of new developments in drone weapons, like the US drone "sword missile", can be seen as a kind of anti-news: "Focusing on the missile specifically misses everything that puts a missile in the sky, ready to be used against a human being. It constrains the...

The German Government's coalition treaty from 2018 provides that an extensive public debate about the ethical and legal implications of armed drones for the German armed forces (Bundeswehr) is to be held before a decision can be made in the Parliament about the armament of Heron TP drones leased from Israel. On 11 May 2020 the German Federal Ministry of Defense...