(This blog post on ecolab describes the Internews Earth Journalism Network's mapping project in the Amazon.)
The geojournalism plataform InfoAmazonia is completing one year of life today. It was launched last year on June 17 in Brazil, during the Rio+20 negotiations. At that occasion we had a wonderful opportunity to get together with journalists, developers and other professionals involved with the environmental issue and discuss the best ways of telling the story behind data. Read more »
“Data-driven journalism is opening windows onto previously dark corners and giving people the information they need to understand and take action on the issues they care about. If journalism is to remain relevant and viable, its practitioners would do well to explore and expand the use of new data technologies while keeping this fundamental goal in mind.” Read more »
In honor of World Refugee Day, June 20, we are highlighting programs that serve refugees with accurate and reliable information that they produce themselves.
In crises around the world, information saves lives. Internews supports local media to enable people in the midst of a disaster to take an active role in their own survival and recovery. Many of these humanitarian communication initiatives serve refugees and internally displaced people. Read more »
Journalists and others keen to understand Iraq’s oil industry have a new tool at their disposal: an interactive map showing the locations of oil pipelines, refineries, tanker terminals, gas fields, oil wells and oil fields around the country. The map, created under Internews’ Covering Energy project in Iraq, marks the first time this data has been publicly available in one place.
Over 300 guests attended a photojournalism exhibit in Washington, D.C. June 12 that offered a rare glimpse into an area of Pakistan little known for its media vibrancy.
The exhibit, "Pakistan Through Our Eyes," showcased the work of 17 young local photographers from the country's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), a rural and geographically isolated region hemmed in by mountains in the northern part of the country. The tribal region is home to some three million people, yet is rarely traveled by international or Pakistani visitors. Read more »
On June 12, seventeen aspiring photographers from Pakistan’s tribal areas shared their unique perspectives on their communities at a special international photo exhibit at the United States Institute of Peace. Over 324 guests were in attendance including media leaders and government officials, as well as the photographers themselves.