Stefanie Le

Washington, D.C.

Visual Forensics video reporter

Education: Emerson College, BA in Writing, Literature and Publishing & BS in Journalism; Harvard University, MA in International Affairs; University of California Berkeley, MA in Journalism

Stefanie Le is a video reporter for The Washington Post's Visual Forensics team. Before joining the Post, she worked for several years at organizations addressing political misinformation, most recently as the deputy research director at Media Matters. She has also worked at the International Criminal Court's Office of the Prosecutor as an investigator, at the Boston Globe, and the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley's School of Law.
Latest from Stefanie Le

Hundreds massacred in Ethiopia even as peace deal was being reached

Soldiers from neighboring Eritrea went house to house killing villagers in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, witnesses say.

March 1, 2023

Peace deal ending Ethiopia’s Tigray war yet to dispel fear of more atrocities

Nearly three months after a peace deal ended Ethiopia’s Tigray war, residents say they are still waiting for peace because a feared foreign army still occupies main cities.

January 25, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: NATO allies consider sending tanks to Kyiv as U.S. readies $2.5 billion in military aid

Washington is readying a military aid package that includes dozens of Bradley and Stryker armored vehicles, two people familiar with the plan told The Post.

January 19, 2023

After years with little covid, videos show China is now getting hit hard

Alarming videos of Chinese medical facilities offer a glimpse of the toll a huge coronavirus wave is wreaking — and undercut Beijing’s claim that the government is in control.

December 27, 2022

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

Evin on fire: What really happened inside Iran’s most notorious prison

A Post investigation into the disaster at Iran's Evin prison finds at least one fire was a result of arson and guards used live ammunition against prisoners.

October 25, 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