Bureau project shortlisted for Amnesty and Lovie awards

The Bureau’s drones team has been shortlisted for two awards: an Amnesty Media Award for digital innovation and a Lovie Award for best news website.

The nominations are for an interactive website WhereTheDronesStrike.com which the Bureau produced in an 18 month collaboration with Forensic Architecture, a research project based at London’s Goldsmiths University, and New York-based Situ Research.

The application maps the different targets the CIA has been hitting in Pakistan over the past 10 years of drone strikes.

The website is built on data extracted from the Bureau’s comprehensive records of CIA drone strikes in Pakistan, collected over the past three years. It shows whether the strikes hit houses, mosques or other buildings or vehicles, and it shows how this targeting changed over time.

The Amnesty Media Awards are given out annually in recognition of “the vital role journalists play and the serious risks they face in highlighting injustice around the world.” The Bureau is shortlisted for this award alongside the Guardian and a project run by Index on Censorship.

The Lovie Awards are named after computing pioneer Ada Lovelace. They are a pan-European awards that were set up four years ago to “honour European excellence” in online innovation.

Each Lovie Award finalist is also entered in a public vote for a People’s Lovie. You can vote for the Bureau’s project here.