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Sensors boost environmental journalism and citizen engagement in five African countries

Code for Africa is using sensors to collect and track recent — perhaps to-the-minute — local data for journalists, citizens and organizations.

Irene Wangui | September 10, 2018

Experts offer insights into drone innovation

Drones are becoming a powerful tool for investigations and social issue reporting around the globe, but not without challenges. Experts share what they've learned. 

Sherry Ricchiardi | August 20, 2018

LiveWire app connects communities and media in South Africa

Using a community news alert app, South Africa's informal settlements are finding a new way to bring their stories to the media and make changes to their lives.

Ashlin Simpson, Code for Africa | August 14, 2018

Weekly digital security round-up: surveillance on journalists and social media taxes

Each week, African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) posts a digital security round-up — called BYOD. 

ANCIR | July 06, 2018

Tanzania’s first data news platform sets off a ripple effect in digital storytelling

Tanzania’s leading daily newspaper, Mwananchi, launched the country’s first online data-driven news platform, which has inspired enthusiasm for data journalism and digital storytelling throughout Tanzania.

Irene Wangui | June 12, 2018

Weekly digital security round-up: Mac bugs and Android security

Each week, African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) posts a digital security round-up — called BYOD. This week focuses on Mac bugs, Android security and DDoS attacks.

ANCIR | May 17, 2018

Weekly digital security round-up: Twitter bugs and media gagging

Each week, African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) posts a digital security round-up — called BYOD — which we will occasionally republish on IJNet. 

ANCIR | May 11, 2018

Investigation explores uncharted territory using cutting-edge technology

The team behind a transnational investigation shares the methods and tools they used to produce the final product, as well as lessons they learned during the process.

Fiona Macleod | April 19, 2018

Science-driven investigation uncovers Nigeria's ‘Sketchy Water’

By taking a more scientific approach to investigative reporting, Nigerian journalist Hannah Ojo uncovered widespread contamination in Nigeria's sachet water — and helped improve this water's safety for the public.

Irene Wangui | January 02, 2018

Mobile app amplifies community voices in South Africa

A new mobile tool is connecting community leaders and journalists and improving the way grassroots activity is covered by the media. 

Irene Wangui | December 05, 2017

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