Unlocking Laws to Set Information Free: GIJN’s Global Guide to FOI and RTI

More than 115 countries worldwide have laws that require officials to turn over public records. Variously called freedom of information, access to information, right to information and right to know laws, they all can help journalists access public records. We’ve lined up GIJN’s Complete Global Guide to Freedom of Information to help you navigate the terrain.

Data Journalism’s Top Ten

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from July 31 to August 6 has @nytimes charting increasingly hot summers, @qz on Wannacry ransomware hackers cashing out their ill-gotten gains and @tagesanzeiger mapping lightning prone areas in Switzerland.

Data Journalism’s Top Ten

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from July 24 to 30 has @qz comparing the cost of Trump’s golf trips to transgender healthcare, @visualisingdata sharing a chart-making directory and graphics guru @EdwardTufte applying Ezra Pound’s 23 “don’ts” for writing poetry to design.

Top Ten #ddj: The Week’s Most Popular Data Journalism Links

What’s the data-driven journalism crowd tweeting? Here are the top ten links for Oct. 29-Nov. 9: visualizing the refugee crisis (@lucify_); MOOC: infographics & dataviz (@utknightcenter); learn timelines and timemaps (@SchoolOfData); #ddj Arabic handbook (ddjournalism); Slopegraphs (@EdwardTufte).