In a Hostile Climate, Reporters in Guatemala Fight for Investigative and Community Journalism

In an environment of increasing restrictions on civic organizations and impunity for crimes against press professionals, independent media in Guatemala are battling threats on several fronts. Here, journalists from three Guatemalan digital media outlets detail the strategies and tools they are using both to survive and to produce quality investigative stories.

Forbidden Stories' Pegasus Project exposé

Data Journalism Top 10: Pegasus, Silencing Reporters, Europe Flooding, Diversity Mapping, K-pop

Our NodeXL mapping from July 12 to 18, which tracks the most popular data journalism stories on Twitter each week, found a series of articles resulting from the collaborative project that analyzed an unprecedented leak of more than 50,000 phone numbers selected for surveillance. In this edition, we also feature an insight into Facebook’s data wars by The New York Times, an interactive piece by Al Jazeera on how the holy city of Mecca has expanded, and a colorful project by the Washington Post on the rise of K-pop.

GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: History of Infographics, Colorism in Fashion, Weather Trends

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from April 22 to 28 finds an interesting breakdown of colorism in fashion by @puddingviz, a series of gorgeous maps on natural disasters and extreme weather trends in the United States by @PostGraphics, a preview of a book on the history of infographics by @srendgen, and @UpshotNYT’s recap of its best articles from the past five years.

GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: Lying Maps, Foul Mouthed Moms and Geek Sauce

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from April 30 to May 6 finds @theboysmithy talking to @MarkMonmonier about the influence a cartographer can exert over a naive map reader, @OCCRP’s data visualization platform to map complex crime networks and @PostGraphics’ mapping of diversity in America’s neighborhoods.