Rasmus Raun Westh is a reporter for the Danish political news site Altinget. 

He has headed cross-border investigations into civilian harm from airstrikes in Iraq, which led to exposures in Danish and Dutch newspapers. He was also the director and on-camera reporter of the ‘Bombs Awry’ documentary, in which he tracked down the victims of an air strike the coalition against ISIS eventually admitted it was behind after being confronted with evidence gathered during the investigation. 

After calling both Cairo, Istanbul and New York home, his coverage of both security and sustainability issues is driven by a deep interest in the geopolitical tensions that shape both. 

Rasmus Raun Westh

Basic information

Rasmus Raun Westh
US, EU, foreign policy, cyberspace, crime, migration

Supported projects

Exposing EU Country That Killed Libyan Civilians

  • Armed conflict
  • Justice

COPENHAGEN - Denmark dropped bombs in four key incidents in which civilians were reportedly killed or injured in the 2011 war that led to the overthrow of dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi, this investigation by Altinget and Airwars can reveal in partnership with the Guardian. 

Rasmus Raun Westh

Europe’s Hidden War

  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking

After more than two and a half years, the coalition has admitted to killing four members of the Hadid family in Mosul, Iraq in April 2015. Their story is told in Dagbladet Information as well as in a new 45-minute documentary on the Danish channel DR2 as part of the ongoing Journalismfund.eu-supported ‘Europe’s Hidden War’ project.