Traffic Congestion | Trailer LIVE video project

Choking Congestion is a China Daily Red Letter Project; a quarterly collaborative multimedia creation that seeks to push the boundaries of journalism through the use of new technologies.

On 14 December 2017, a team of producers, reporters and anchors experimented with live broadcasting via social media, as they sunk into the morning rush hours of seven major Asian metropolises. In Beijing, Manila, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Jakarta, Dhaka, and Delhi, a two-hour road trip is made from 7am to 9am during peak hours. Through interviews with their experienced driver and several guests, they zoomed in to examine the local problems of traffic congestion and the challenges around easing it.

The online audience was taken along to witness traffic jams unfold in a 4.5-hour live broadcast on Facebook.