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A selection of interviews and media appearances featuring experts from Myanmar Witness or work by the team. 

Deputy head of investigations, Dan Anlezark, discusses the escalating use of airstrikes in Myanmar, and how they are being enabled by equipment from Russia and China.

1 February 2023

Chinese and Russian influence in Myanmar


This week on The Observers, we focused on Myanmar, where it's been two years since the military junta seized power, ousting the country's democratically elected leaders. The coup d'état sparked widespread protests and a fierce opposition movement manned by the People's Defence Forces and local militias. But the junta is responding with force, using every weapon at their disposal to crush dissent -- even fire. They've been accused of burning down entire villages to cut off supplies to resistance fighters and stamp out morale.

Tracking and documenting these fires is difficult, but the team at Myanmar Witness has been using open-source tools to verify and record arson attacks since the coup. We spoke to one of their analysts to learn more about how fire has been used as a weapon of war.

30 January 2023

Military junta using fire as a weapon

France 24

Almost exactly two years since the military coup in Myanmar, Newsnight has exclusive evidence that women who speak up against the regime are especially in danger. 

Research shared with the programme shows that pro-military social media accounts are systematically targeting women who speak up against the regime, flooding their accounts with hate speech and doxxing, meaning their private information is posted publicly alongside calls for violence.

26 January 2023

Online abuse of women in Myanmar

BBC Newsnight

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