Smartphones, drones and social media: peacekeeping’s technological armoury

Here’s my latest piece for Wired…

Type “UNSMIS” into YouTube and you can see for yourself what the United Nations observers are seeing on the very mean streets of Syria. Fed up with accusations from the Syrian authorities that they were making up their reports of ceasefire infringements, the UN’s Supervision Mission In Syria, in a surprise move, decided to post their own footage…..

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