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What's Happening in Myanmar?

We are building an archive of videos, filmed by citizens, that have been deleted from digital platforms.

Since Myanmar's military seized power on February 1, 2021,  1,105 people have been killed and 8,223 others remain in detention. (Source: Assistance Association for Political Prisoners Burma,as of September 16, 2021)  At NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) in Tokyo, the Myanmar News Team began covering the situation in Myanmar immediately after the coup. Numerous videos posted on social media by people in Myanmar offered vital insights into what was going on. Many of them are shocking, capturing the killing of civilians and the brutality of the military crackdown. In some cases, analysis of multiple videos and images using cutting edge technology has shed new light on aspects of the crackdown and civilian deaths. The results of our investigations can be viewed on this website. We have also created an archive of valuable, unedited videos that have already been removed from digital platforms. These allow you to track locations and a timeline as the coup advances.
With the military maintaining tight control of information, actual events are increasingly hidden from us. Clashes continue to occur between armed groups and the military, but they are typically covered up. We will continue to monitor the situation in Myanmar closely with the help of images and other information posted by people of Myanmar.
Myanmar News Team based at NHK headquarters in Tokyo

What we've uncovered

By analyzing, verifying and publishing video from Myanmar, we hope to report on the crackdown that has followed the military coup and uncover the truth behind the hundreds of civilian deaths.

View by city

Videos by civilians are listed by city

Timeline

Looking back at major events via videos filmed by civilians

March 14,2021 Yangon put under martial law

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March 3, 2021 The United Nations condemns the "bloodiest day" since the coup on February 1.

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February 28, 2021 Escalation of nationwide crackdown

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