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Source: Reuters

Witnessing a perilous journey from Myanmar to Bangladesh

Tuesday 17:17 GMT

The people were members of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Myanmar, and they were trying to cross the river en route to Bangladesh to escape national troops trying to quash an insurgency.

When the man finally reached safety in Bangladesh, Lewis met him in person and found out he had shot video of his family’s journey. At a time when user-generated content – video clips and photos shot by private individuals, not journalists – is becoming more widely used, it is crucial to verify the images.

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