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Global Health Observatory (GHO) data Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health (2016-2030): Data portal The Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy indicator and monitoring framework includes 60 indicators from health and other sectors. 34 indicators are from the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 26 from related global monitoring initiatives. From these, 16 key indicators are highlighted to provide a snapshot of progress. The Global Strategy portal provides open access to the latest available data and estimates for the 60 indicators across 194 countries. Data journalism syllabus: From numeracy to visualization and beyond - Journalist's Resource The skills required to be a successful data journalist are many, ranging from numeracy and spreadsheet fluency to being able to create visualizations and interpret and perform statistical analyses. In most moderate to large newsrooms, some data tasks are divided among desks and departments, with reporters, editors, designers and coders working in teams. Still, it is important for all team members to have some familiarity with what the others are doing.

The EU in slides This page contains visual material –slide presentations - illustrating various aspects of the EU. These slides may be a useful tool for teachers, speakers on EU issues, students and anyone interested in giving a presentation about the EU. They offer clear explanations on what the European Union is, what it does and how it works. You may use the slides with no fees or copyright restrictions, and modify them at your own responsibility. The basis for a Union The European Union: 500 million people – 28 countries

Burning Man busca un futuro sostenible The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand. – Carl Sagan Conflict Prevention Centre - Secretariat - Conflict Prevention Centre The OSCE’s comprehensive approach to security is closely tied to the concept of early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management, and post-conflict rehabilitation, also named the “conflict cycle.” The Organization’s main methods to address this cycle include its network of field operations and the Conflict Prevention Centre. Created in 1990 to help reduce the risk of conflict, the Centre now provides policy advice, support, and analysis to the Secretary General, Chairmanship, participating States, and field operations. It acts as an OSCE-wide early warning focal point, facilitates negotiation, mediation, and other conflict prevention and resolution efforts, and supports regional co-operation initiatives.

This site publishes high-touch, time-intensive data visualizations (and has a business that sustains it) Over 7,000 artists played in the New York City area in 2013. Only 21 of those later made it, really made it, headlining at a venue with an over 3,000-person capacity — among them, bigger names like Chance the Rapper, X Ambassadors, Sam Smith, and Sylvan Esso. I learned this sort of random but fascinating tidbit from a data visualization titled “The Unlikely Odds of Making it Big,” from the site The Pudding.

Scraping for… by Paul Bradshaw Scraping - getting a computer to capture information from online sources - is one of the most powerful techniques for data-savvy journalists who want to get to the story first, or find exclusives that no one else has spotted. Faster than FOI and more detailed than advanced search techniques, scraping also allows you to grab data that organisations would rather you didn’t have - and put it into a form that allows you to get answers. Scraping for Journalists introduces you to a range of scraping techniques - from very simple scraping techniques which are no more complicated than a spreadsheet formula, to more complex challenges such as scraping databases or hundreds of documents. At every stage you'll see results - but you'll also be building towards more ambitious and powerful tools. You’ll be scraping within 5 minutes of reading the first chapter - but more importantly you'll be learning key principles and techniques for dealing with scraping problems.

ISIS make millions out of misery of migrants in Libya desperate to get to Europe - and hide their own agents amid the human tide  Terror group are taxing gangs who smuggle people out of North AfricaAlso said that would-be jihadis are joining migrants on the risky crossingsExperts fear militants could reach Europe and the UK without detection By Jennifer Newton for MailOnline Published: 14:43 GMT, 17 May 2015 | Updated: 17:30 GMT, 17 May 2015 Glass - The new era of financial transparency Samuel Garcia As a deputy in the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Samuel Garcia is using Glass to push for what he sees as the future of politics: full transparency.

Bosnia and Herzegovina general election, 2010 Presidential and parliamentary elections were held in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 3 October 2010 for both the Federal government and the two entities.[1] Voters elected 42 deputies to the State House of Representatives.[2] In the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH), 98 deputies to its House of Representatives, two representatives (one Bosniak, one Croat) to the tripartite state presidency and ten cantonal assemblies were elected.[2] In Republika Srpska (RS), 83 deputies to its National Assembly, the Serb representative of the tripartite state presidency, one RS president and two RS vice-presidents were elected.[2] There were 39 political parties, 11 coalitions, and 13 independent candidates.[3] Background[edit]

Canadian socioeconomic database from Statistics Canada Website Evaluation 2017 Français Thank you for visiting Statistics Canada’s website. You have been selected to participate in a brief evaluation to help us improve the website. The evaluation is designed to measure your web site experience, please complete the questionnaire at the end of your visit. Privacy Protection What I Learned Recreating One Chart Using 24 Tools Back in May of this year, I set myself a challenge: I wanted to try as many applications and libraries and programming languages in the field of data visualization as possible. To compare these tools on a level playing field, I recreated the same scatterplot (also called a bubble chart) with all of them. Based on the results, I published two listicles: One for data vis applications and one for data vis libraries and programming languages. An overview of all the tools I tried can be found in this Google Spreadsheet. Now I’ll take a higher-level view and compare these tools with each other; mapping out my learnings. Full disclosure: My experiment was highly influenced by the tools I already knew before I started trying new ones.

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