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Opening Data in Afghanistan, by Eric Gundersen, President and Co-founder of Development Seed

Opening Data in Afghanistan, by Eric Gundersen, President and Co-founder of Development Seed

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Opening Data in Afghanistan Opening Data in Afghanistan Presentation Transcript

  • The StoryJournalists in Afghanistan face violence, intimidation, and threats thatundermine their ability to produce quality reporting.Together, Internews and their local partner Nai are working toimprove media freedom, funding and implementing projects designedto support and train local journalists.In this case, they are working to document the extremely difficultcircumstances journalists routinely face that prevent them fromcarrying out their work. Open Data Initiative in Afghanistan
  • Threatened: 77The Numbers Beaten: 73266(2001-2011) Incidents Arrested: Killed: 27 61 Kidnapped: 23 Injured: 11
  • The DataNais MediaWatch team has collected and aggregated hundreds ofdetailed reports of violence against journalists in Afghanistan. Thedatabase covers ten years (2001-2011). Open Data Initiative in Afghanistan
  • The IntentWe set out to create a visualization that exposes the challenges thatjournalists face and allow other CSOs and the public to interact withNai’s data through a fast, dynamic, interactive map.data.Nai.org.af not only allows better analysis of the situation but alsoenables collaborations and networking between Afghanistans CSOsaround data sharing and strengthens links between the media sectorand the broader civil society. Open Data Initiative in Afghanistan
  • Interactive Data Maps: All data is geotagged down to theprovince level and the size of the point represents the number ofreported incidents. Mousing over any point shows specific data forthat province.
  • Visualizing Complex Relationships: To add context, thesite allows you to view additional maps and combine data sets,from reports of corruption to ethnicity.
  • Granularity in Navigation: The map lets you filter the databy year. and see data specifically for each province.
  • Raw Data: All the original data is displayed under the map to letpower users see all the details. The listing of data is fully interactive,so you can select a column and the data will filter for you.
  • Using open data: all data is cited, pointing users to originalsource documents.
  • Using open data: all data is cited, pointing users to originalsource documents.
  • Using open data: all data is cited, pointing users to originalsource documents.
  • Opening DataViolence against journalists has an impact on media freedom which inturn affects the work of all CSOs.Thats why this data needs to be shared with others, so that other non-media organizations can buy-in to defending media freedom, and whereappropriate get involved and collaborate with media organizations likeNai in protecting journalist rights and their ability to their work. Open Data Initiative in Afghanistan
  • 100% open data: Users can download the data or the geo data.
  • Powered by Open Source: Both the maps and the code thatpower the data browser are made using open source tools.