Using data to develop news stories

Afghanistan: Civilian deaths at record high in 2018 – UN

I intend to develop this story by finding out the amount of civilians that had been killed since records began up to 2018. I would also use information about the ways in which these civilians had been killed.

The angle I’d like to take for this story is “why more and more Afghan civilians are being killed each year”.

The data sets i would like to include are the following:

  • Total civilian casualties and deaths each year from records began to 2018
  • Evolution of weapons used throughout the war
  • Weaponry and war methods used by both the Afghan and the International forces
  • List of the ways in which Afghan civilians had died