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How To Find Data for Asia

As Mar Cabra of the Panama Papers team stated at the plenary session of the Second Asian Investigative Journalism Conference, massive electronic leaks are the new norm. Indeed, the smart use of data by journalists generally has been vital in uncovering big business scandals, exposing corruption, and revealing malpractices in both government and private sectors. And Asia and Asian journalists are an integral part of this global trend. At the conference Saturday morning, three well known data journalists from Asia shared their experience on how they collect data for stories and the challenges of digging out more than is publicly available. “It is not easy to get data from the governments in Asia,” observed Adek Media Roza, head of Katadata’s research unit in Jakarta, Indonesia. Continue Reading →

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Data Journalism: Tips & Tools From Uncovering Asia 2016

Three days of panels and workshops with some of the top investigative journalists and trainers in the world produced an incredible amount of information useful for digging up—and visualizing—powerful stories. In case you missed anything, GIJN compiled presentations from last week’s Uncovering Asia 2016 conference in Kathmandu, Nepal. Continue Reading →

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China: Investigative Journalism Struggles but Survives

Investigative journalism in China, which enjoyed a period of vitality from the mid-1990s to around 2013, is struggling to survive today as the government steps up its control of traditional and digital media. In recent years, a government crackdown has driven an exodus of veteran investigative journalists from the news media. Some have landed at cash-rich Internet companies, others at startups and philanthropic ventures. Still others have abandoned the media industry all together. Meanwhile, globalization, technological changes, and market pressures have shifted the paradigm for in-depth and enterprising reporting on China. Continue Reading →

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Survey Highlights Need for Use of RTI Laws By Pakistan Journalists

Journalists surveyed in Pakistan are lacking in harnessing the potential of data journalism: as a survey found that majority of the respondents did not utilize Right to Information laws to obtain official data and only a handful of journalists knew how to scrape data from the web. Continue Reading →

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