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Crowdsourcing investigative journalism at Convoca: “Our aim is create a community network not just in Peru, but global”

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After winning two prestigious data journalism awards since launching in 2015, the Peruvian medium Convoca has launched its first crowdsourcing campaign to build a global community around its investigations. Nuria Riquelme spoke to founder Aramis Castro about the project.

Convoca has become a reference point for data journalism in South America. With a team of around ten people including system engineers, computer technicians and journalists, led by Milagros Salazar, a professional with over 15 years journalistic experience, they have pioneered data journalism in Peru. Continue reading

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Data journalism in Peru: Convoca is “not just investigative, but educational”

Convoca's Aramis Castro

Convoca’s Aramis Castro

After being involved in covering the Swiss Leaks scandal, Peruvian data journalism project Convoca is about to publish its first investigations, reports Antia Geada.

The team formed in September 2014 when a group of Peruvian journalists decided to join forces in order to promote investigative journalism.

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Led by Milagros Salazar, a pioneer in using data analysis for investigative reporting in South America, Convoca combines traditional in-depth reporting with data journalism and other new technologies to cover public interest stories. Continue reading