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EXCLUSIVE How Rwanda’s Stifling of the Press Prevents Proper Accountability for Asylum Scheme

, 8 September 2022
When Iain Overton was denied a journalist visa to report on violence against refugees in Rwanda, he and the Byline Intelligence Team investigated press repression in the country

EXCLUSIVE ‘I Do Not Know If My People Will Survive’ – A Fifth Year of Drought Is Coming to East Africa

, 26 August 2022
Iain Overton reports from Kenya's Masai region, where a fifth year of drought is devastating lives and livestock

Why Rwanda’s Refusal to Let Me Report on its Treatment of Refugees Should be a Warning Call to the UK

, 12 August 2022
Twelve refugees were killed by Rwandan police in 2018 and the country is attempting to shield itself from scrutiny – this should concern us all, writes Iain Overton

Julian Assange’s Extradition: An Open Letter

, 26 July 2022
Iain Overton writes to Jane Hartley, US Ambassador to the UK, after Home Secretary Priti Patel approved the extradition of the WikiLeaks founder to America

Shinzo Abe’s Assassination and Firearm Control in Japan

, 8 July 2022
In response to the tragic news of the fatal shooting of Shinzo Abe, Iain Overton of Action On Armed Violence outlines a brief history of Japan’s strict approach to gun control

In Sending Weapons to Ukraine, We Must Not Forget the Lessons of History

, 14 March 2022
Iain Overton provides a word of caution as the world exports tonnes of arms to the frontline of Putin’s war

As Britain Slashes Aid to Ukraine, is Johnson Using the Threat of War as a Cover For his Own Scandals?

, 31 January 2022
The support offered to Ukraine over a looming Russian invasion serves Boris Johnson's own interests rather than the country in Putin's sights, says Iain Overton

EXCLUSIVE The Digital Dogs of War

, 17 September 2021
Iain Overton considers how London’s biggest arms trade fair reveals the true face of modern conflict – and why civilians will bear the brunt of this autonomous, distanced new form of warfare

EXCLUSIVE MOD Refuses to Say How Many Towns and Cities the RAF Bombed in Iraq and Syria

, 23 August 2021
The decision to refuse a Freedom of Information request that aimed to clarify civilian casualties related to UK airstrikes raises concerns about MOD transparency

Putin’s Hybrid War on Truth in Ukraine is a Threat to Us All

, 28 June 2021
From digital attacks to physical assaults on journalists, Iain Overton’s investigation into the Russian disinformation playbook of chaos in Ukraine is a chilling portent of future wars

The Politics of Torture and the Erosion of Truth

, 26 May 2021
Oleksandra Matviychuk paints a troubling picture of a Russian tactic designed to undermine democratic rule in eastern Ukraine

A Fixer’s War: Inside the Life of the Unsung Hero of Foreign Reporting

, 21 May 2021
Iain Overton gives an insight into the local agents who act as a lynchpin of conflict journalism

EXCLUSIVE A Day in the Life of Prisoner ‘Socrates’, Cell Number 607

, 18 May 2021
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

What is Missing in the Debate about Police Violence in the US

, 1 June 2020
Iain Overton explains how there are countless non-fatal shootings at the hands of law enforcement in America that need to be discussed, too.

Government Refuses to Reveal How Many RAF Bombs Failed to Explode as it would Harm Arms Trade Manufacturer’s ‘Trade Secrets’

, 5 February 2020
Iain Overton reports on the ‘dud’ missiles which might now litter Iraq and Syria and could explode, harming civilians.

A Hospital on the Edge of Civilisation

, 23 September 2019

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