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Evidence to Propel Journalism - Datasketch Newsletter #36

Investigative Journalism | Civic Technology | Press Freedom

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From participating in the Estonia OGP Global Summit, we will move on to the Global Investigative Journalism Conference (#GIJC23) in Gothenburg, Sweden 🇸🇪, September 19-22.

Our CEO, JP Marín Díaz, will be doing an in-person workshop where you will learn how to handle tools to simplify tasks with data in journalism (including Google Sheets, Mapshapper, R and the Datasketch apps ✨). JP will co-teach the workshop with Marta Ley, who serves as the head of the data section at the Spanish media outlet El Confidencial. 🤩

🗓️ When? Thursday, September 21, at 4:30 p. m. GMT +2.

📍 Where? Svenska Mässan, Room R25 (25).

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As if that weren’t enough, our colleague Edda Viviana Forero Triana will give the lightning talk “CKAN Portal: opening up data in Mexico City” at the Code for All Summit, the global civic technology event from September 18-21.

🗓️ When? Wednesday, September 20, at 5:00 p.m. UTC (GMT +0), noon in Colombia.

📍 Where? From anywhere in the world using a video calling device. 🤳🏾

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Speaking of evidence-based journalism and technological tools to solve social problems, this is the occasion to present our latest project in this issue. A Datasketch Exclusive! 📢

A web boost to the free press

We are proud to present the redesign of the website of the Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP, for its acronym in Spanish)! It is a platform that shows all the organization’s work for access to information and free press, including research, press releases, publications, manuals, among others.

At the same time, we created the information system on attacks on press freedom and journalists murdered in Colombia that FLIP has collected for decades. The system has a data visualizer to show the violations of the right to information precisely and forcefully, especially to urge action. Together, the components of the new website aim to strengthen the Foundation’s online presence and promote the use of data to further the defense of press freedom.

🏄🏾‍♀️ Browse the site

New press freedom attacks visualization dashboard in FLIP website redesign.

On the radar 📡

We wish Edda, the Data Culture Coordinator, every success in her following professional challenges! We thank her wholeheartedly for contributing so many ideas and creativity to the newsletter. In fact, the GIFs that started appearing were her idea, so it is worth parting with one for this occasion. Thank you for sending content and “crown jewels” so we could show them off in each edition. To date, we continue to publish them.

Thanks to you too for reading another issue and all our appreciation for talking about it and/or forwarding it to others. There are projects to publicize and ideas that we can materialize. Tell us about your projects and we’ll tell you how we can collaborate. Email sales@datasketch.co and let’s schedule a call. 📲