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During the video training, participants shooting in the streets of Yangon. ©Aurélia Rusek During the video training, participants shooting in the streets of Yangon.

Video reports on Human Rights in Myanmar: Doh Athan's new productions

Fondation Hirondelle and the Burmese media group Frontier Myanmar have been producing "Doh Athan", a weekly audio podcast on Human Rights, since October 2017. It covers underreported and important stories from around the country. To complement the podcast, new video reports have just been launched.

A week-long training on video production for social networks was organized for project and Frontier staff in December 2018 by Fondation Hirondelle. The trainer was Aurélia Rusek, a video and photojournalist with much experience in Myanmar. The training focused on story telling with video and technical skills for producing high quality videos. Participants worked together during the training to produce a video story about a new bridge across the Yangon River that will connect Yangon city to Dala, one of the poorest suburbs. There are delays in constructions and the team went to investigate the reason behind the delay and what residents think of the new bridge. The video has so far been viewed 193'000 times on Facebook. The Doh Athan team will now produce 1 to 2 videos per month to enhance our current audio coverage of untold stories in Myanmar.

Watch below this first video by Doh Athan (Burmese version only) :