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Who operates the often poisonous wells in the Niger Delta? How does the money flow between the contractors running the oil fields and the government?
In a dual effort to answer these questions while advancing the practice of data journalism, School of Data is organising an online data expedition to investigate the extractive Industries of Nigeria on 7 December, Noon-18:00 CET / Lagos.
Data on the extractives industry is increasingly going public. This information transparency can lead to greater public scrutiny of these industries that affect so many lives.
School of Data, in collaboration with OpenOil, wants to begin cracking this data open and analysing it to facilitate investigations by journalists, organisations, activists and governments who all need to know how extractives impact people’s lives.
School of Data proposes addressing this issue, while providing a training in the following fields:Network analysis: Investigate the corporate supply chain in Nigeria’s oil industry by using networks to see who is connected to whom;Corporate research: Cut through generic names like “Shell” and “Exxon” to identify the specific corporate vehicles responsible for activities in places such as the Niger Delta;Mapping: Work with maps of geo-coded oil spills, company license areas and other data to draw connections that might not be apparent in text-based media;Web-scraping: Find company data and establish leads for other investigations related to the oil industry by scraping the web.
For additional information and to register, visit the School of Data website.
- See more at: http://datadrivenjournalism.net/events/Learning_by_Doing_Online_Data_Expedition_on_Extractive_Industries?utm_content=bufferd2f9d&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer#When:17:07:11Z