On January 21 this year, within the framework of the UN World Data Forum, a webinar was organized on the topic “Strengthening the use of data in journalism”.
The webinar is aimed at the effective use of data in journalistic activities, the effective use of modern ICT in creating news, reliance on the principles of simplicity, openness and clarity in the delivery of information, as well as exchange of views on the activities of journalists in various fields.
More than 270 journalists and representatives of organizations working with data in various fields took part in the online webinar.
At the webinar, the Deputy Editor of the international media platform Devex - Jessica Abrahams, Deputy Director of the Department of Statistics of South Africa - Ashwell Jennecker, journalist of the School of Journalism at the University of Arizona Sarah Cohen, Resource Watch Director of the World Resources Institute - Anders Pedersen with reports on improving the efficiency of using data in journalism.
The head of the Information Service Usmon Abdurasulov and employees of the service took part in the event on behalf of the State Committee on Statistics.