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Data driven inquiry —

Aljazeera English

In 2018, I had the pleasure of working as freelance data journalist as part of a new team belonging to the Aljazeera English Digital bureau based in Doha, Qatar. 

I worked with reporters, designers, and analysts to create multimedia content on a variety of subjects, especially topics of international interest. I supported the journalists' work by researching, collecting, processing, analysing, and designing data-driven stories. 

Specifically, I focused on the issue of drug trafficking in the MEA region: I conducted research using databases collected by different institutions such as the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, the World Health Organization, and the DEA. I analyzed and compiled the data together and designed interactive visualizations to help journalists find new stories to pitch. 

Additionally, while at Aljazeera, I designed other concepts for data-driven stories regarding two main topics:

- The protests that occurred in Gaza in the spring of 2018 

- The 2018 World Cup 

My role in the project:

  • Data Research

  • Data Analysis (Python)

  • Data Visualization (d3.js)​​

  • Data Design

  • Build interactives (Javascript + d3.js)



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This interactive shows the correlation between Drug Consumption and the Human Development Index

Below is a selection of design concepts for how to visualize the data of the stories on:

1- The protests that occurred in Gaza in the spring of 2018 

2- The 2018 World Cup 

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