Data Journalism and Data Visualisation, a growing field in Africa

Have you come across any stories reported using data visualation tools lately. That’s the work of a data journalist using data to explain complex stories of public interest. Africa Data Hub seeks to lower the barriers that African journalists face to access and use data in their storytelling around health and development.

The Africa Data Hub (ADH) is a collective of data organisations operating across three African countries that work together to provide local journalists with verified accurate up-to-date data, tools, training, mentoring and support to tell the stories that matter with the data they need. We believe that access to quality data not only has the potential to challenge power and the status quo, but also to have a direct impact in addressing vulnerability, inequity and exclusion.

Featured in this episode is Sarah Findlay. Sarah is ‘Africa Data Hub’ Project Lead at Open Cities Lab. 

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