As the Myanmar situation escalates, one tool that is used to educate the masses is Instagram and the technique deployed: the visual carousel. British-Burmese author MiMi Aye has published over 15 such visual explainers, with some titled 'In Myanmar, no one can hear you scream'.
In what is a contest of ideas and access to information, these explainers are an organised mish-mash of text, screengrabs, archives and important call-to-action. Here's another example from user @patchoulipearl. Have you come across any?
Using the OS that powers a laptop/desktop as a visual language, this CNN package reveals the details Beijing left out in the pandemic story. There are navigating links at the bottom. The timeline section stood out as it compared what was revealed and what was hidden. What else you felt was important in this package?
National Security Law
From featured photograph (top) by Katherine Cheng. On Sunday (28 Feb), 47 pro-democracy activists and former lawmakers in Hong Kong were charged with conspiracy to commit subversion under the National Security Law (NSL) – the most sweeping action taken against the pro-democracy camp.
This is part of a larger body of work documenting protests in Hong Kong. Katherine, a Chinese-Canadian documentary photographer based in Hong Kong, reached out to Visual Stories Asia when we requested visual professionals to submit their work. Thank you!
We are looking for visual journalism professionals who are open to licensing their work. This can be either a photographic outtake, a previously commissioned illustration or infographic, a video still from a published package or a data viz gif. Or hit reply!