A ‘terror campaign’ is how human rights groups describe what is happening in central Myanmar. In the Buddhist heartland, there are recurring reports of villages burned down, people killed, houses destroyed, and food sources charred. A scene that has unfolded since the 2021 military coup that ousted the National League for Democracy party and its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. But in recent months, the burn rate has increased at an alarming rate.
In the first of this series of digital investigations, Bird’s Eye View, our team uses open source intelligence to find out what’s really happening on the ground.