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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, Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism | 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

Nigerian multimedia collaboration shows the impact of 'Shifting Sands'

Using digital tools and data journalism, journalists in Nigeria produced a multimedia project investigating sand mining and dredging that would become the most-clicked special feature to date. 

Irene Wangui | November 20, 2017

How an SMS tool is bringing rape survivors into the media sphere

Health e-News worked with GroundSource to develop a free, anonymous texting platform where rape survivors can get access to support — and share their stories with journalists.

Kim Harrisberg, Health-e News | October 05, 2017

Naija Data Ladies: The rise of a network of women data journalists in Nigeria

A group of female journalists and data experts are working to change the digital media landscape in Africa’s most populous country.

Irene Wangui | September 27, 2017

6 tips for succeeding at drone journalism

Want to hone your drone journalism skills? Be sure to keep these tips from Code for Africa News Fellow Johnny Miller in mind the next time you take flight.

Johnny Miller | June 01, 2017

4 tips for better drone journalism stories

East African journalists who attended Code for Africa's latest drone journalism training came away with a new understanding of how to best use drones for their reporting. Here's a few lessons from the bootcamp.

Irene Wangui | May 23, 2017

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