Browsing the "Accountability" Tag

The Data Revolution For Human Development

December 2nd, 2014 | by EJC

Selim Jahan, Director of UNDP’s Human Development Report Office, asks what the data revolution means for human development and, in particular, human development reporting


The US-AID Cuban Twitter Affair: Social Media As The Fifth Estate

June 13th, 2014 | by EJC

Earlier this year, The Associated Press revealed that USAID had built a social media network based on text messaging that allowed Cubans to access information that would be otherwise filtered by the regime and freely communicate on an independent platform. Daniela Guzman looks at how social media applications have exploded as new effective tools aginst anti-corruption


Oakland Police Apply Data-Driven Journalism In California

May 12th, 2014 | by EJC

Oakland Police Beat is a new data journalism resource aimed at shining light on the practices of Oakland’s law enforcement officers. Their first story out of the gate is pulled no punches, finding that Oakland’s most decorated officers were responsible for a high number of brutality lawsuits and shootings. Alexander Howard interviews the Beat's co-founder Abraham Hyatt


Audience Engagement: Important For Better Crowdsourcing?

October 17th, 2013 | by EJC

The general public, armed with a smartphone or pocket-size camera, plays an increasing role in evolving stories. Gemma van der Kamp investigates the role of User Generated Content in the newsgathering process and examines the best practices for utilising it



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