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Tracking illegal poaching in South Africa

The Oxpeckers Center for Investigative Environmental Journalism is Africa’s first journalistic investigation unit focusing on environmental issues. The Center combines traditional investigative reporting with data analysis and geo-mapping tools to expose eco-offences and track organised crime syndicates in southern Africa.

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Tutorials on how to create multimedia narratives

This handbook is based on an experience of many professionals on building their platforms of information both on prestigious media outlets and as independent knowledge brokers. The project is above all and attempt to increase the number of professionals in journalism familiarized with the geodata and capable of coordinate initiatives of interactive visualizations .

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InfoAmazonia

InfoAmazonia provides timely news and reports of the endangered Amazon region. A network of organizations and journalists deliver updates from the nine countries of the forest. The data used will always be freely available for download and will be renewed frequently. The comparison between stories and data aims to improve public’s perception of issues in […]

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Jeo

Jeo WordPress Theme acts as a geojournalism platform which allows news organizations, bloggers and NGOs to publish news stories as layers of information on digital maps. With Jeo, creating the interaction between data layers and contextual information is much more intuitive and interactive. The theme is ready for multilingual content and facilitates the publishing tasks. […]

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Training journalists on digital tools for environmental reporting

The “Flag it!” project aims to train young media makers from all over the world on how to report on environmental issues at local level with a global impact by using digital visualization tools in open source. To this aim 48 young journalists from Africa, Asia, Europe and South America will be involved, 12 at […]

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InfoAmazonia will add ground reporting to its environmental coverage

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Environmental news site InfoAmazonia, which pioneered using satellite data for reporting, is adding a new source to its coverage: observations from the ground. The site will gather and share information from people living and working in the Amazon, including “indigenous communities, researchers, NGOs, students and engaged citizens acting on social media,” said Brazil-based data journalist Gustavo […]

EcoHack is back, and this time it’s Global! May 9TH & 10TH

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Today, we are excited to announce the next EcoHack World, the continuation of our three year mission to bring scientists, journalists, digital storytellers, software engineers, designers, and other hackers into the same room to tackle issues that matter. If you haven’t been before, EcoHack is about using technology to improve and better understand our natural environment, creating […]

Ekuatorial uses geographic data to cover climate change in Indonesia

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Frequent flooding and critically low crop yields are just two of the warning signs of climate change in Indonesia, home to the world’s third-largest tropical rainforest and some of the highest levels of biological diversity on the globe. To shed light on these crucial issues, data journalists have launched the news site Ekuatorial, which offers […]

((o))eco Lab at Mexico City’s first hackathon

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In late January, ((o)) ecoLab gave a maps workshop at HackDF, a hackathon promoted by the government of Mexico City. The purpose of the workshop was to show to an audience of journalists, economists, developers and stakeholders how to prepare, build and publish a map on the web, using tools such as QGIS, Mapbox, CartoDB […]