About the Programme

In recent years, government and multilateral agencies in the Philippines have published large amounts of data such as the government’s recently launched Open Data platform. These were accompanied by other platforms that track the implementation and expenditure of flagship programs such as Bottom-Up-Budgeting via OpenBUB.gov.ph, Infrastructure via OpenRoads.ph and reconstruction platforms including the Foreign Aid Transparency Hub. The training aims to encourage more journalists to use these and other online resources to produce compelling investigative stories.

Data Journalism PH 2015 will train journalists on the tools and techniques required to gain and communicate insight from public data, including web scraping, database analysis and interactive visualization. The programme will support teams of journalists in the production of high-quality data-driven stories for publication within their affiliated media organisation over a period of 5 months. Participating teams will benefit from:

  • A 3-day data journalism training workshop run by Open Knowledge and PCIJ between 13th and 15th of July 2015 in Manila
  • A series of remote tutorials on a variety of topics from digital security to online mapping
  • Technical support in developing interactive visual content to accompany their published stories

Calling All Journalists!

Teams of up to three members (journalists, content producers and/or techies) working with the same print, TV, or online media agencies are invited to submit an application form. Please note that applications are only open to journalists from the Philippines.

Participants will be selected on the basis of the data story projects they pitch focused on key datasets including infrastructure, reconstruction, participatory budgeting, procurement and customs. Through Data Journalism PH 2015 and its trainers, these projects will be developed into data stories to be published by the participants’ media organizations.

Applications are now closed


Attend our launch event

Open Knowledge and PCIJ will be hosting a half-day public event for those interested in the programme from 8am to 12pm on Monday 13th July at the HIVE Hotel in Quezon City. If you would like to be contacted when we publish full details about the event, please sign up below.

8am-12pm 13th July 2015


HIVE Hotel, Quezon City


Sign up for our launch event!
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