ما يجب على الصحفيين الاستقصائيين معرفتُه عن الرّسوم البيانيّة المعرفيّة

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في عام 2012، أعلنت Google أن مستخدمي محرك البحث الخاص بها سيتمكنون قريبًا من البحث عن “أشياء، وليس عن سلاسل” (بالنصّ). أي أن Google ستعيد ما يُعرف بالمعلومات المُنظَّمة عن الأشخاص والأماكن والأحداث والأفلام وغيرها من المفاهيم، وليس فقط القائمة التقليدية لروابط المواقع التي تحتوي على كلماتٍ مطابقٍة لعباراتِ البحث. هذه المعلومات مستمدّة من ما يُعرف بـ”الرسم البياني المعرفي” (Knowledge Graph). لا يقتصر الأمر على غوغل،  فقد أصبحت الرسوم البيانية المعرفيّة ظاهرة متنامية في السنوات الأخيرة وسط مجتمعِ علومِ البيانات، مما وجّه عمل الكثير من التطبيقات ومنها المساعدون الافتراضيون مثل Siri و Alexa. في الوقت نفسه، هناك بعض الجدل حول الماهية الفعليّة للرسم البياني المعرفي.

Helping Our Colleagues at Rappler

Investigative reporting is getting harder and harder as autocratic governments crack down on media and government-friendly oligarchs use the courts to silence independent voices. The Philippine online news organization Rappler and its CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa are experiencing this firsthand, as Ressa was convicted last week on baseless “cyber libel” charges.

Researching Government Contracts for COVID-19 Spending

As countries rapidly spend billions of dollars to fight the coronavirus pandemic, digging into government contracts is taking on a new urgency. 

The crisis poses new challenges. Officials are using emergency purchasing procedures, creating barriers to public disclosure, and slowing down their handling of requests under freedom of information laws. If you just need a few fast tips on digging in to government contracts, check out GIJN’s quick tipsheet.Despite the impediments, old and new, reporters are breaking procurement-related stories on a daily basis. In this GIJN resource guide, we’ll provide the best tips on how to pursue such stories, along with examples. You can learn about the red flags for corruption and where to find information related to the different stages of the procurement process.

Tips on Data, Sources, and Angles from Investigative Journalists on the COVID-19 Frontlines

Three veteran journalists on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis discuss investigative angles into the response in the first of GIJN’s webinar series, Investigating the Pandemic. Gloria Riva of l’Espresso in Italy, OCCRP Editor Drew Sullivan and GIJN Chinese Editor Joey Qi discuss the importance of source-driven investigations and dealing with disinformation and data deficits.

Czech Investigative Nonprofit Follows the Money

International organized crime received little scrutiny in the Czech press until the Czech Centre for Investigative Journalism was founded in 2013. They work with media partners across the region on collaborative projects that have helped bring down senior officials and expose the activities of mafia bosses, including an investigation with Slovak reporter Ján Kuciak, who was killed in 2018. Ian Willoughby profiles the Czech nonprofit for GIJN.