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Convoca: The power of networking and data journalism

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Website of Convoca

A group of reporters, researchers, and data analysts has become a referent in investigative and data journalism in South America developing the team Convoca, revealing scandals and government abuses in a national and international scale, like the well-known Panama Papers.

Their work, since Convoca was founded one year and a half ago in Perú, has been recognised with some important awards like the 2016 Journalistic Excellence Award, granted by the Inter-American Press Association (SIP) and the Data Journalism Awards 2016.

This is even more impressive knowing how low develop is this kind of journalism on this continent, due to, in the words of one of the founders of Convoca, Aramis Castro: ” some people are afraid to throw themselves into polemic topics or related to the government”.

But Convoca is showing how important is investigative journalism for their country and for the rest of the world, helping to launch recently the first Ibero-American Manual of Data Journalism.

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