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In leading Latin American news innovation projects, collaboration is key

ICFJ Knight Fellows share lessons learned from their experiences as media innovators in Latin America.

Sara Olstad | April 15, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: impactAFRICA offers US$500,000 to fund data-driven stories

impactAFRICA launches competition for data-driven stories, Costa Rican voters get a new app to vet candidates, and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Jefferson Mok | January 25, 2016
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ICFJ Knight roundup: Vatican Radio highlights The 19 Million Project to tell refugees' stories

Vatican Radio speaks to former ICFJ Knight Fellow Mariana Santos, Impact Africa offers a new opportunity for journalists and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Jefferson Mok | November 13, 2015

ICFJ Knight roundup: NarcoData conducts deep investigation into Mexican cartels

NarcoData tackles cartels in Mexico, OpenGov Fellows 'liberate' data in South Africa, and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Jefferson Mok | October 30, 2015

Lessons learned from building data journalism teams in Latin America

ICFJ Knight Fellow Mariano Blejman reflects on lessons learned while launching and running HacksLabs, the first data journalism accelerator in Latin America.

Mariano Blejman | October 02, 2015

Interactive Yo Quiero Saber game makes decision-making easy for voters

HacksLabs grantee Yo Quiero Saber allows Argentine citizens a clear and easy way to see which political candidates share their views.

Federico Ricciardi | September 15, 2015

ICFJ Knight roundup: New project helps Argentine citizens gain insights into political candidates

A news game provides key information on political candidates, a call from Nigeria's growing civic tech community and more from the Knight Fellows in this week's roundup.

Alyssa Mesich | August 14, 2015

Cargografías informs voters, journalists with data visualization of politicians' careers

An Argentine open-source site uses a timeline visualization to track the complete career of more than 2,400 local politicians, including all current presidential candidates.

Federico Ricciardi | August 04, 2015

HacksLabs funds data journalism projects from Chile and Mexico

Three data journalism projects focused on transparency and accountability – two from Mexico and one from Chile – have been named the winners of an accelerator challenge run by HacksLabs.

IJNet | December 23, 2014

HacksLabs launches contest to accelerate data journalism, news innovation in Latin America

Latin America’s first data journalism accelerator launched the HacksLabs Transparency & Accountability Challenge 2014.

IJNet | October 31, 2014

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