Atthar Mirza

Washington, D.C.

Graphics reporter

Education: University of Virginia. BS in Architecture

Atthar Mirza is a reporter specializing in graphics, animation and interactive storytelling for the Visual Forensics team at The Washington Post. Before joining The Post, he was a video journalist at The Wall Street Journal and an animation fellow at The Atlantic.
Latest from Atthar Mirza

When protesters were killed in Iran, their funerals became deadly

Funerals for protesters killed during Iran’s uprising have become a form of protest, as well as another grim venue for the state’s violent crackdown.

April 21, 2023

    The Blast Effect

    The Washington Post examined autopsy and postmortem reports from nearly a hundred victims of past mass shootings that involved an AR-15 style rifle.

    March 27, 2023

    Videos show evidence of escalating crackdown on Iranian protests

    A Post analysis reveals with new clarity how security forces are operating in a protest epicenter — carrying out arrests, beatings and, in some cases, opening fire on civilians.

    February 2, 2023

    이태원 참사: 반복된 실수와 지연된 구조

    워싱턴 포스트는 단독 입수한 영상과 사진을 포함해 350개 이상의 자료를 분석하고 대조했다. 또한 전문가 자문을 의뢰해 10월 29일 이태원 참사에서 수많은 사상자가 발생한 주요인을 분석했다.

    November 18, 2022

    Crucial lapses led to tragically delayed rescue in a Seoul alley

    An analysis of more than 350 videos and photos of the deadly disaster found that a critical delay in emergency response likely led to more deaths.

    November 16, 2022

    Iranian forces open fire on protesters as government buildings burn

    Violence erupted Thursday in the city of Mahabad in Iran's Kurdish region. At least two people were killed and dozens wounded, according to activists.

    October 27, 2022

    The scale of Russian attacks on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, visualized

    The Post identified eight energy facilities, in six regions, that were damaged or destroyed by missiles and kamikaze drones, cutting electricity, heat and hot water in many cities.

    October 17, 2022

    Tactics of repression: How Iran is trying to stop Mahsa Amini protests

    A visual forensics analysis shows authorities using indiscriminate force, making violent arrests, and throttling internet service to crush demonstrations.

    October 5, 2022

      Videos show Iran’s violent crackdown as protests intensify

      Videos verified by The Post show security forces opening fire on protesters as unrest continues one week since Mahsa Amini died.

      September 23, 2022

      Anger against Iran’s ‘morality police’ erupts after death of Mahsa Amini

      The death of a 22-year-old woman, Mahsa Amini, in the custody of Iran’s "morality police" has sparked demonstrations from the Kurdish west to the holy city of Qom.

      September 22, 2022