Stories about Tools from April, 2012
Data-driven journalism is a journalistic process of telling stories after mining and filtering large data sets freely available online. To create a comprehensive step-by-step guide to data journalism, last November at a 48 hour workshop at Mozilla Festival in London, a number of journalists and developers started a booksprint. The Handbook (freely downloadable online) has been formally launched on 28th of April, 2012 at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia.
CGNet Swara is a mobile-based news service which enables the tribals of Chhattisgarh to tell their version of stories, in their language. In this voice-based portal, citizen journalists can call a phone number and record a news onto the system. Similarly listeners can call the same number and hear the last three highlighted news. The reports are also shared by SMS, mailing list, blog, Twitter, Facebook and other social media networks.
High quality internet connections are hard to come by in Guinea-Bissau. Through a partnership with various local NGOs, the CENATIC internet center is providing access to organizations and individuals interested in connecting with the global conversation.
SchoolTube is a media-sharing website for students and teachers. It provides a safe search alternative to video sharing sites like the popular YouTube, Vimeo etc thanks to a strict moderation process making contents appropriate for the school environment.