Media

Drones are increasingly gaining coverage in the media, in the UK and internationally.  We collate most coverage of APPG work and commentary. The APPG cannot confirm and is not responsible for the content of individual articles.

‘Killing jihadist fathers is hard’: RAF drone pilots reveal stress of taking out targets

They sit in metal shipping containers in Lincolnshire, watching their targets in Syria and Iraq go about their daily lives – before killing them. RAF drone pilots have lifted the lid on the exhaustion and mental stress of their job, fighting a remote war thousands of miles away.


MPs call on Theresa May to release ‘kill list’ for UK drone strikes

Ministers ‘must tell public’ about drone strikes on ISIS Britons

UK Government Sets the Stage for Wider Drone Strikes

RAF urged to recruit video game players to operate Reaper drones


Civilian death toll from Isis air strikes ‘is set to reach 1,000 within days’

Britain’s Covert War in Yemen: A VICE News Investigation | VICE News

Tory MP casts doubt on justification for drone strikes on Britons in Syria

RAF base may be legitimate target for Isis, says ex-Nato commander
 
MPs and peers to investigate British military personnel joining other forces

MPs call for guidance on prosecuting UK spies over US drone strikes

Government to release secret details about the use of drones over UK

RAF remote drone pilots facing real-world combat stress

Britain at serious risk from terrorist drone attacks, experts fear

Call to open RAF Croughton for investigation Guardian 18 June 2014

Watch out for that drone Political Intelligence 21 May 2014

Hasan Dindjer takes a look at the Parliamentary Legal Advice Lawfare 2 February 2014

Court case aims to force MoD’s hand with Freedom of Information requests on drones, The Independent, 22 September 2013

Government body calls for Reaper transparency, Shepherd Media, 16 September 2013

It’s time to come clean about Voldemorts over Pakistan, Rob Crilly, Daily Telegraph, 15 April 2013

Drones to help police at G8 summit, Belfast Telegraph, 11 April 2013

MPs to probe claims that the U.S. is operating a secret ‘drone war’ from Britain’s RAF bases, Daily Mail, 16 March 2013

Drone attacks ‘traumatising a generation of children’, Channel 4 News, 5 March 2013

Revealed: who can fly drones in UK airspace, Nick Hopkins, The Guardian, 25 January 2013

Role of British military drones comes under spotlight, Aurora News, 15 December 2012

MPs to probe UK drone policy, Defence Management, 20 November 2012

MPs to question use of drones amid concerns over their ethics, The Week, 20 November 2012

UK parliament launches group to focus on drones, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, 18 October 2012