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Myanmar Witness uses OSINT to investigate incidents that may involve human rights violations in Myanmar. The work often involves collecting footage and analysing it, in an attempt to verify it and put together a fuller picture of what happened.
Investigators use a range of techniques to gleanfrom the footage information that may not be immediately obvious to the untrained eye. That can involve geolocation - using landmarks and the horizon to match footage to reference imagery, and chronolocation methods - giving a date and time to the footage by looking at shadows and sometimes even the weather or the placement of the moon to cross reference the findings with known variables.
Taking these together with the initial clues that come in eyewitness and media reports, investigators document claims and organise the findings in order to help to make the evidence actionable for journalists, CSOs and ultimately accountability bodies.
The team are constantly looking at new and better ways to display the data - in order to make it easy to understand and more impactful.
Myanmar Witness has produced reports, visual guides and maps as part of that goal.
You can browse original reports by Myanmar Witness below according to their graphics. Just click on an image to start exploring the associated report.