“MediaLab pour Elles” continues its journey in Antananarivo and Niamey
New “data journalism and gender investigation” training sessions were held in Madagascar and Niger from 22 to 26 March 2021. A look back at a Francophone African dynamic of cross-border, committed investigations.
After Douala and Abidjan, these workshops in Antananarivo and Niamey brought together twelve journalists from six different countries, in order to introduce them to the processing of open data on gender and gender inequality. As in Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire, the beneficiaries then organised themselves into groups of three to work on and propose a shared and collaborative topic of investigation.
Thanks to the trainers - Fatiman Alher and Gaston Sawadogo in Niger and Fah Andriamanarivo and Fabienne Rafidiharinirina in Madagascar - four topics of investigation were reworked. In Madagascar, the investigations will focus on early marriages on the one hand, and gender equality in politics on the other. In Niger, three journalists will look at the issue of gender equality and the representation of women in politics, as well as the reintegration of female hostages of Boko Haram in the Diffa region.
Further in-depth and coaching sessions are planned in the four countries of investigation in May and July. Future workshops will focus on data verification, statistics, refining the topic of investigation and data visualisation.