Holding the powerful accountable, using data

medium.com

Great piece about data and investigative journalism, and how it can be used to keep the powerful in check.

It is referred to as one of the main goals of modern journalism, and yet, in many parts of the world, holding the powerful accountable causes a great amount of threats and challenges.
How do you go about investigating corruption and finding the data that your government or powerful individuals want to keep hidden? What issues do most data journalists face when working on such investigations and how do they tackle them?

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