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.

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 .



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 […]



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. […]


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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Lab at FISL

Laura Kurtzberg

FISL (International Free Software Forum) is one of the world’s most important events with a focus on Free and Open Source Software, and the largest in Latin America.

Lab mentioned on Columbia’s data journalism report


A new report done by digital journalist and open data expert, Alex Howard, published by the Tow Center at Columbia Journalism School has mentioned the work of our Lab and its geojournalism platforms as groundbreaking trend on reporting and story telling.

Mapping Basics for Journalists


Modern data sets are often best displayed in an age-old format: the map, according to Brazilian environmental journalist and media trainer Gustavo Faleiros. Most data sets contain location-related information that makes them good candidates for mapping.