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Interactive Chart Visualizes Drone Attacks

Posted By admin On March 26, 2013 @ 10:07 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

The Economist [1]
March 26, 2013

THE best data visualisations are the products of a desperate, raw urgency to inform. That power is packed in the punch of Pitch Interactive, an interactive design firm in Berkeley, California. On March 25th it released a sophisticated visualisation of American drone attacks, entitled “Out of sight, out of mind [2].”

The chart brings together every reported drone strike in Pakistan since 2004 by date, location and number of fatalities (identifying whether they were civilians, children or high-profile targets).

The vertical lines for each strike and bars for victims underscore the degree to which the strikes were stepped up in 2009-10 under President Barack Obama—and they show the degree to which the attacks have tapered off slightly since that peak

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[1] The Economist: http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2013/03/charting-drone-strikes

[2] Out of sight, out of mind: http://drones.pitchinteractive.com/

[3] The Drone Diaries: An Interactive Tracker Of America’s “Remote Control” Casualties: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-drone-diaries-an-interactive-tracker-of-americas-remote-control-casualties.html

[4] Former US president slams drone attacks: http://www.prisonplanet.com/former-us-president-slams-drone-attacks.html

[5] Britain’s Hague to be sued over Pakistan drone attacks: http://www.prisonplanet.com/britain%e2%80%99s-hague-to-be-sued-over-pakistan-drone-attacks.html

[6] Islamabad demands US end drone attacks: http://www.prisonplanet.com/islamabad-demands-us-end-drone-attacks.html

[7] Saudi jets bolster US drone attacks on Yemen: report: http://www.prisonplanet.com/saudi-jets-bolster-us-drone-attacks-on-yemen-report.html

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