Stories about Disaster from July, 2016
A Police Raid in Bangladesh Leaves Nine Suspected Militants Dead. ISIS or Not ISIS?
"What we have in Bangladesh is a curious case involving a terrorist group that publishes magazine articles to boast about its plans, while the government...keeps on blaming the opposition..."
Amidst Soaring Road Fatalities, a Tragic Accident Spawns Strange Jamaican Tales
A tragic accident on a dangerous but historically significant bridge leads Jamaicans to discuss road safety options -- with a few ghost stories thrown in for good measure.
Vietnamese Protesters Demand Justice Despite Government Settlement on Fish Kills
"Blow your whistle to demand transparency, blow your whistle to demand for fish lives, blow your whistle to stop Formosa."
Dozens Killed After Indian Forces Crackdown on Protests in Kashmir
"The mighty Indian state might have killed him but they haven't won. A 21 year old in his death has shaken you."
You've Read Our Open-Source Research Guidebook. Now Let's Use It.
This ninth and final entry takes the tools and instructions we've been studying and applies them to a single case study: last year's wildfires in the Siberian city of Chita.
Chinese Censors Are Making Sure Social Media Only Shows Positive Flooding News
"The propaganda is good at turning a disaster into a positive story and making human errors invisible."
Twenty Hostages Killed and Thirteen Rescued as Dhaka Hostage Siege Ends in Tragedy
"Let us stop protecting those who did nothing to stop this day from coming to pass. Let us not draw up excuses for people and ideologies that inspire such acts."