- Posted July 8, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Impact Your World
Flag It:Environment Reporting and Data Journalism
The project titled Flag It kicked off in Sao-Paulo in May and the second leg just finished in Lagos Nigeria.
The journalists from Nigeria,Brazil,Germany,Philippine,Romania,Lativia,Portugal where trained on how to use digital tools and application like google earth and map, every trail,crowd sourcing to report about the environment.
In Sao-Paulo Brazil, they visited NGO like ISA:Instituto Socioambiantal that works with the indigenous people of Brazil to monitor deforestation and other illegal environmental activities,SOS and the Ibirapuera park.
In Nigèria they visited the Nigeria Conservation Foundation NCF and the eroding Alpha Beach.
The Flag it training will also take place in Philippine and Romania.
Among the journalists the best reporting using data digital tool will receive an all expense paid trip to Poland to cover the United Nation Summit on Climate Change in November.
The trainer of the Flag It project, Gustavo Faleiros, a Knight Fellow of the Internationàl Centre for Journàlist believes that Data Journalism helps to authenticate stories and is the next phase of innovative journalism.