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How Investigative Journalists
Use Data To Create Impact
Using Data to Tell Stories:
Using data to expose hidden webs.
Data needs to be
be meaningful. It
should help citizens
decipher & navigate
the complex forces
shaping their worlds. It
Forensic Tools / Research Desks:
Tracking money, deciphering contracts, and pinning down
company ownership is difficult. ID creates a centralized
research team to help newsrooms / transparency activists.
sourceAFRICA - turning parliamentary,
newsroom & university archives into
machine readable data
By digitizing documents and knowledge
within media, academia, the justice system,
and civil society, we're turning 'deadwood'
archives into new digital 'structured data'
resources, with open APIs to allow for 3rd
We're creating a diverse community of
watchdog journalists, civic hackers, data
activists and data narrators through a
pan-African network of investigative
newsrooms, ANCIR, and a mirror
network of Hacks/Hackers chapters,
cwho collaborate during Data Liberation
MediaParty data summits
d|Clinic project planning
Citizen Tech Labs:
Core teams of coders in jAccelerators, with
additional mentorships + workspace for
journalistic data teams, media start-ups and
citizen-driven projects in Media Factory
incubators across Africa + Latin America.
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We empower mass mobilisation agents,
such as citizen movements and the media, to
give ordinary citizens access to data, tools,
and skills for real civic engagement.
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Open data needs to be more than just rhetoric. It needs to answer
the real-world challenges facing citizens.
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We aim for 'outcomes' not just 'outputs'. Our
metric for success is meaningful impact, that
creates lasting change through citizen agency.
We also aim for scalability and/or replication in
all our initiatives.
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