vrijdag 7 juli 2017

Tanzania data journalism training


Tanzania Media Foundation
Twitter: @newTMF

Training Tanzania's next Data Journalism Leaders

TMF and EJC continue to deepen their commitment to data journalism in Tanzania by implementing their first workshop targeting the country's need for data journalism trainers. Kicking off 17 July in Dar es Salaam and led by former Utrecht professor, Peter Verweij, the programme features sessions led by participants themselves and dives deep into the local context of controversial statistics and cybercrime laws recently passed by the government.

During the workshop, the newly published Swahili language version of EJC's Data Journalism Handbook is being released and distributed to journalists across Tanzania and Kenya both digitally and hardcopy.

donderdag 6 juli 2017


Are you still using Whatsapp? That is old school and there are good reasons to switch to another service. Telegram Messenger for example. After Facebook bought Whatsapp, the chances that your privacy was endangered, were increasing. Of course Facebook created a possibility for users to opt out, that is Facebook had no access to the whatsapp data…. For the moment. The first reason for me to look into Telegram was, that it is completely cloud based. You login to your Telegram account with a mobile phone, a tablet, or your laptop, using an app or just the browser. Secondly Telegram offers more possibilities for including files to your message. Not only pics but audio, video, or text files can be attached. Nice but that was not compelling for me to switch. That was the possibility or using bots and also creating your own bot.

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