Data Journalism PH 2015 is a training programme for journalists and citizen media aimed at growing the practice of data-driven journalism in the Philippines. It is coordinated by Open Knowledge and the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ). The programme is a joint World Bank funded initiative.
On July 13, I was invited to speak about Map the Philippines and how our mapping initiatives and training programs can create data driven stories on a range of topics including disasters, education, bottom-up budgeting, civil works, business, energy, and elections.
They showcased the results of their work at the November 27 showcase in Manila, where over 100 journalists and civil servants gathered to hear the twelve participating media teams present their work. The Guardian’s Caelainn Barr, Undersecretary Richard Moya (Open Data Task Force Philippines), Kenneth Abante (Department of Finance) and Rogier Van Den Brink (World Bank) were among the keynote speakers.