Browsing the "Data" Tag

Journalists Grapple With Complexities Of Covering Slavery

January 7th, 2015 | by EJC

More people are trapped – abused or tortured might be better words – in slavery today than ever in history. And yet, even as more governments pass legislation to tackle the scourge, and charities scramble for funds to enter the anti-trafficking fray, reporting on slavery is mired in misinformation and misconception


Can Data Visualization Make It Easier To Crowdsource Corruption Monitoring?

December 19th, 2014 | by EJC

While anti-corruption advocates have long aimed to improve access to high-quality government budget data, a top-down information exchange is not enough to deter corruption. Justin DeShazor explains how a data visualisation initiative by Transparency International Uganda is helping to bridge information gaps and create productive interactions within civil society


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


Establishing Social Media Hashtag Standards For Disaster Response

November 24th, 2014 | by EJC

While information scarcity has long characterized our information landscapes, today’s information-scapes are increasingly marked by an overflow of information—Big Data. To this end, encouraging the proactive standardization of hashtags may be one way to reduce this Big Data challenge


The Ethics Of Sensor Journalism: Community, Privacy, And Control

October 13th, 2014 | by EJC

Revelations about both commercial tracking and government surveillance have sparked a contentious national debate about our fundamental rights regarding privacy and security. Meanwhile, community participation in the journalism process has blurred the lines between news professionals and the audience. It is into this public uncertainty and ambiguity that sensor journalism emerges


Satellite Images As Proof

September 30th, 2014 | by EJC

In recent years, there have been a number of journalistic projects that made good use of the wealth of satellite imagery, which is increasingly freely available. But, just like photographs, satellite images without context can distort the truth


Crowdsourcing Flash-Flood Warnings That Race The Waters Downstream

September 10th, 2014 | by EJC

Bangladesh’s early warning systems to predict more conventional floods have improved by leaps and bounds in the past decades. But lack of cross-border cooperation in hydro-meteorological data means fast-moving waters from India can still have a devastating impact. Anu John reports on UNDP's journey to crowdsource early warning systems to mitigate this



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