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First Conference: Regional Data Journalism
ADP - Arab Development Portal
Cairo - Egypt
06 - 08 Mar 2018
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Cairo - Egypt

Enhanced open data facilities and increased provision of statistics in the Arab region offer journalists a new source of “interesting and new stories” that can contribute to unravelling societal controversies and highlighting political and economic marginalization and injustices. Indirectly, journalists have at hand a powerful tool that can contribute to holding policy-makers and actors in the position of power accountable. This is a role that is fully practiced in North American and European media outlets. Other regions are also following suit. However, only recently did journalists in the Arab region pay attention to the power of data as an investigative tool and as a promising platform. 

In previous times, information was scarce and the efforts of journalists were devoted to gathering information from different sources, e.g. through direct interviews, field visits, desk research (to a certain degree), etc. where personal contact is key. Now bigger data flow is more easily available and offer Arab journalists an opportunity to explore other means of reporting, i.e. that of what is referred to as “data journalism”. As such journalists need to have the basics: (1) how to process and analyse data, (2) how to present data that is comprehensible by the public. The focus should not only be about analysing and visualizing data only, it is rather about using the numerical data as a tool to produce fact-based, verified, engaging and relevant reporting and to produce data-driven stories in an appropriate and attractive way. In brief, data journalism is bringing sense and structure to the never-ending flow of data and present it in a relevant way to the mass. 

The above and other subjects will be discussed thoroughly in the in-depth Data Journalism Conference organized at the American University of Cairo in collaboration with InfoTimes, a Cairo-based network of journalists. 

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The conference will open the space for international competitions, and networking between editors, journalists / editors specialists, and independent journalists, specialists in the teaching of journalism , programmers and designers interested in data.

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