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Codecinella Tech Talk(Hybrid): Using data analytics to examine news reporting in post-coup Myanmar

Wednesday, Jan 25, 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Join us for a discussion with Khine Thant Su on Using data analytics to examine news reporting in post-coup Myanmar

On February 1, 2021, the Myanmar military took over the government through an unlawful coup. Since then, it has violently suppressed civilian opposition using airstrikes, extrajudicial killings, plunder, and sexual violence. Despite the violence committed by the military junta across the country, news about Myanmar remains under-reported in mainstream international media, leading to widespread unawareness about the current humanitarian crises in Myanmar.

In this lightning talk, the presenter wants to raise awareness about what is happening in Myanmar by showing the most common topics reported since the coup. She will present the data analysis and visualization methods she used to identify these topics. She will also discuss the technical challenges she faced in scraping the news data, and methods used to work around them. The presentation will end with key insights about patterns of violence in post-coup Myanmar based on her data visualizations.

This event is co-hosted in-person and hybrid Codecinella/Women In Tech event in the Bubbler Room at the library in downtown Madison or online via Zoom.

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