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Why publishing more open data isn’t enough to empower citizens

Some believe that the open data movement has stalled in recent years. ICFJ Knight Fellow Adi Eyal offers some insights on how to best use open data to generate real world impact. 

Adi Eyal | January 11, 2017

Vendata platform combats misinformation in Venezuela through open data

By making official data and information more readily available to journalists, Vendata hopes to help Venezuelan citizens become more informed about their government.

Alessandra Monnerat | May 16, 2016

Open data movement bolsters press freedom across Africa

To mark World Press Freedom Day, ICFJ Knight Fellows Catherine Gicheru and Temi Adeoye discuss how data-driven civic tools are expanding media freedom in Kenya and Nigeria.

Stephen Abbott Pugh | May 03, 2016

‘Boring’ data produces important stories about traffic fines and safety

Municipal financial data isn't the most exciting topic. Here's how Code for South Africa overcame this challenge to produce a high-impact investigative story on the country's skewed traffic fines.

Chris Roper | February 25, 2016

Pushing the open government movement forward across Africa

How do you determine how "open" a government is? ICFJ Knight Fellow Stephen Abbott Pugh explains how OpenGov Fellows push the "open" movement forward. 

Stephen Abbott Pugh | December 29, 2015

Journalism and the Latin American open data agenda

ICFJ Knight Fellow Juan Manuel Casanueva examines the open data boom highlighted during the AbreLatam and ConDatos events in Santiago, Chile. 

Juan Manuel Casanueva | October 12, 2015

Why are the media not part of the open data conversation?

ICFJ Knight Fellow Stephen Abbott Pugh explores why the media are absent from the world of open data.

Stephen Abbott Pugh | September 17, 2015

How journalists can find, extract and use open data

ICFJ Knight Fellow Juan Manuel Casanueva recaps a workshop he led on open data at the recent Media Party Miami. 

Juan Manuel Casanueva | March 02, 2015

Pakistan's Rahma Mian on moving media past ‘quest for eyeballs,’ toward open data

Media development consultant and ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow Rahma Muhammad Mian talked with IJNet about the state of data journalism and open data in Pakistan.

IJNet | December 29, 2014

11 ways to rethink open data and make it relevant to the public

It’s time to transform open data from a trendy concept among policy wonks and news nerds into something tangible in the everyday life of citizens, businesses and grassroots organizations.

Miguel Paz | February 13, 2014