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Data-capture

We help you to get and organize information from public data or different websites with scrapping.

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We structure databases with information from multiple databases in multiple formats. Organization of information and standardization of variables.

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We create public data visualization applications so that your users can know and explore databases. We use the latest technologies in data visualization to communicate information.

Algorithms

We implement artificial intelligence algorithms to facilitate your work with data, from predictive algorithms to pattern recognition.

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We develop interactive web specials based on data. The specials have different visual components to guide your readers. See examples of our specials.

About us

Datasketch is a digital platform of investigative and data journalism. Our portal allows journalists, data scientists, social scientists and citizens in general to learn and consult on data visualizations, tools, software and in-depth research on various short-term issues. We have free data tools and different projects to bridge the gap between data and citizenship that facilitates the democratization of knowledge and a critical review of social realities based on information contrasts.

Our team

Juan Pablo Marín

Electronic engineer with a master's degree in computational statistics. Expert in data science with applications in multiple areas such as economics, hydrology and journalism.

Camila Achuri

Statistics and expert in R programming language. She has developed various applications of data visualization in mobility and open data subjects.

Juliana Galvis

Politologist and candidate for a Master in Digital Humanities. She is currently leading the development of the Who Is database, as well as supporting journalistic research and the creation of databases.

David Daza

Bachelor of Electronics. Expert in development of applications and websites with emphasis on data journalism and content management of multiple databases.

Verónica Toro

Anthropologist and researcher. Responsible for the management and organization of the data-community in Colombia and Latin America and provide support in journalistic investigations and the creation of databases.

Andrea Cervera

Journalist responsible for writing articles, provide investigative support and community manager.

Mariana Villamizar

Systems engineer and designer. Expert in user experience, data visualization and graphic communication. Feminist.

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5XX NOT FOUND en

March 03, 2019

More than 500 social leaders have been murdered in Colombia since January 2016.

 The “5XX Not Found” t-shirt seeks to make visible and denounce the systematic assassinations of human rights defenders on Colombia. Silencing those who defend the territory, protect the environment, promote the rights of the LGBTI community, denounce the illegal mining and drug trafficking, among other causes.

 

There is still doubt about the number of social leaders who have been murdered in Colombia since January 2016, the data is imprecise and despite the fact that the general attorney’s office finally recognizes, after 3 years, the systematic nature of these murders, there is no official figure that speaks about the leaders which lives were fetched away.

 

In Datasketch we have been counting these systematic murders since 2017, based on media information and cross-referencing databases of other organizations (see methodology) we have found that more than 500 social leaders were murdered since January 2016. (Date of court 2019-02-01).

 

The State does not act and impunity continues, recognizing that there is systematicity does not solve the problem. How long will these crimes continue? Who answers for those murdered social leaders?

 

About the data:

 

At least 10 organizations have taken count of the murders to social leaders, among them are press, civil society organizations, international organizations and public entities; as they are: Somos Defensores, Indepaz, Ojo a la paz, CINEP, Unidad de Víctimas, Defensoría del Pueblo, Cumbre Agraria, Alto Comisionado para las Naciones Unidas de los Derechos Humanos, Front Line Defenders, Pacifista and Datasketch.

 

All this counts give different results, which may due to different reasons: capacity, scope, by the way of categorizing the social leaders, because the homicide could have occured in isolated places, because some cases can be considered as enforced disappearance, because the entities in charge don’t make a report or because the media don’t inform about the event.


You can see the all the data and our journalism work here.

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