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Wednesday, September 13 • 15:00 - 17:00
Tracking Persons of Interest / Trackeando personas de interés

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Imagine that tomorrow you receive a leak, big and juicy like the Panama Papers or the Lava Jato case. You sit down, and begin to search: the Prime Minister, the Minister of the Economy... Pretty soon it becomes clear that this is slow. But what if you had a list of everybody in your country that is newsworthy? We are mapping out persons of interest, such as politicians, their families, business people, and criminals. Information on such individuals and their companies is essential raw material for activists who are tracking and generaring alerts on state capture and in-country or cross-border corruption schemes, or journalists finding information of interest in a leak. This sort of information comes particularly handy these days in the region, with Presidential elections coming in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Chile and the upcoming Legislative elections in Argentina. The data can be manually curated, but also collected from public data sources like Politically Exposed Persons lists, asset declarations, sanctions lists, most wanted lists and procurement debarment lists. In this workshop, Paola Mosso (The Engine Room) and Friedrich Lindenberg (OCCRP) will talk about why and how you'd collect persons of interest information and encourage participants to find LatAm sources, scrape and systematise them. To close-out the workshop, we’ll reflect on the challenges regarding finding and organizing persons of interest data, potential regional and national use cases and fundamental datasets for cross-analysing persons of interest data.

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Friedrich Lindenberg

news technologist, data journalist, OCCRP
Friedrich Lindenberg is a software developer and data wrangler working on methods to support effective journalism, activism and civic participation. He works with the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) to develop data-driven investigative research techniques and infrastructure. Previously, he was a 2014 ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow with Code for Africa, and a 2013 Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow at Spiegel Online... Read More →
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Paola Mosso

Organisational Security Manager, The Engine Room
Paola es una periodista chilena que promueve la transparencia y la rendición de cuentas a través de la integración e interacción con la tecnología y los datos. Actualmente, Paola es Coordinadora del Programa de Transparencia y Rendición de Cuentas de The Engine Room, apoyando... Read More →

Wednesday September 13, 2017 15:00 - 17:00 GMT-03
Sala de las Columnas Konex - Sarmiento 3131
  • timeSuggested 42980
  • skillsAndBackground We want reporters, data scouts and scrapers! You have a passion for monitoring the steps of people in power, identifying corruption risks & cases, and/or telling stories about them. Ideally, you will also have some experience working with spreadsheets or databases. Eres un/a apasionada/o en el monitoreo de los pasos de las personas en el poder, la identificación potenciales riesgos y casos de corrupción, y/o en historias sobre ellos. Idealmente, también tendrás alguna experiencia en trabajar con spreadsheets y bases de datos.
  • skillsAndBackgroundLevel Low
  • twitter pudo
  • suggestedProfile Hackers & SoftwareDevelopers, Hacks & Journalists & Editors, Social Data Activists
  • requirements Plugs, Internet access, Projector. Participants must bring their personal computers.
  • expectedOutcome Throughtout the workshop, the participantes are expected to: Define & list sources of People of Interest in their countries, and global or regional if relevant Scrape the information available in the sources Systematize the information according to a previously developed data model Reflect on the challenges regarding the finding and organization of information, determine potential national and regional use cases, and databases that are fundamental for the analysis of people of interest's data A través del taller, los participantes podrán: Definir fuentes en sus países, y globales o regionales, para mapear personas de interés Escrapear la información disponible en las fuentes Sistematizar la información de acuerdo a un modelo de datos desarrollado previamente Reflexionar sobre los desafíos respecto de la búsqueda y organización de información, determinar casos de uso nacionales y regionales, y bases de datos fundamentales para el análisis de datos de personas de interés
  • Have you been in the Buenos Aire yes
  • Do you participate in any commun yes
  • Tell us which is the community t F/OSS, OpenNews, open data, Hacks/Hackers, investigative journalism
  • creator name Friedrich Lindenberg
  • creator email pudo@occrp.org