The 20 Leading Digital Predators of Press Freedom Around the World

Reporters Sans Frontieres published, for the first time, a list of press freedom’s 20 worst digital predators in 2020. Whether state offshoots, private-sector companies, or informal entities, they reflect a reality of power at the end of the 21st century’s second decade, in which investigative reporters and other journalists who cause displeasure risk being the targets of predatory activity by often hidden actors.

Cómo Armando.info continúa reporteando sobre Venezuela desde el exilio

Nota del editor: La Red Global de Periodismo de Investigación está integrada por 185 organizaciones miembro en 77 países. Muchas de ellas son referente del periodismo más innovador e independiente. En esta serie, le damos un vistazo al trabajo extraordinario que realizan y a los obstáculos increíbles que enfrentan, desde las dificultades económicas hasta los ataques contra la libertad de expresión. Esta semana les presentamos el portal venezolano Armando.info. Uno de sus fundadores, Ewald Scharfenberg será uno de los ponentes en la Conferencia Global de Periodismo de Investigación, el próximo septiembre en Hamburgo.

This Week’s Top Ten in Data Journalism

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from October 16 to 22 has @Sage_News analyzing data journalism practices over the past four years, data expert @albertocairo weighing in on uncertainty in interpreting graphics, @tristanf listing 12 new digital story formats for news and @R_Graph_Gallery’s inspiring Python Graph Gallery.

Mapping the Powerful: Poderopedia Takes Know-How Across Borders

In December 2012, Poderopedia was launched in Chile to map who is who in business and politics in the country, with the goals of promoting transparency and accountability, and revealing potential conflicts of interest among the most influential political, civic and business leaders, as well as companies and institutions. The platform is now a wealth of information about the powerful in Chile. At this writing, it contains info on 3,107 individuals, 1,398 companies and 812 institutions.