Conocimiento Abierto from 7 years we work with journalists, researchers, ademics, newsrooms and NGOs with the aim of strengthening open data. We work with media such as La Nación, La Nación Data, Clarín Data, Checked, Google News Iniciative in Argentina among other media. We seek to strengthen democracy and free expression.
We are organizers of Abrelatam – the most important open data event of Améri and the Open Data Conference 2018. We made several DataCamp in several countries such as Paris, Argentina and Uruguay with journalists associations and Open Government Partnership. We have an impact on the first Law on Access to Public Information and we are benchmarks in Open Data before the National Congress of Argentina and the Executive Power in various projects.
A team of journalists and researchers use the data of the Judicial Information Center of Argentina (cij.gob.ar) daily, which publishes in real time the progress of the causes of corruption. Imagine looking, understanding the logic of a site made only for the judiciary but is relevant information for journalism and research? Well, from Open Knowledge together with the expert organization in judicial issues Civil Association for Justice we developed a platform with open data, visualizations and interactive.
The first problem of the CIJ site does not offer the possibility of downloading information in open format and has a user friendly interface in addition to having technical content for journalists.
The CIJ publications are the creation or termination of any cause, the resolutions generated by the courts of justice and chambers of justice of Argentina. Currently there are more than 1000 cases in process, more than 500 completed and about 5000 PDF of justice resolutions. The Information Center, for the official data it provides, is of utmost importance for journalists, organized civil society and interested users.
Only experts in the field of justice can understand how the information is published and it is difficult to analyze the legal status of each case.
A site with this information and features is fundamental for journalism to cross-check data and strengthen investigations involving, for example, officials, businessmen, people linked to corruption, among other information.
The project called \”Observatory of Corruption\” that we propose is created by the organization Open Knowledge and the Civil Association for Justice (ACIJ) with the support of NED (National Foundation for Democracy) cosumiendo the data of the CIJ and releasing in open data, being a starting point to understand the causes of corruption, its stakeholders and the times of the Argentine federal judicial system in an automated, didactic way and with visualizations of data, supplanting a manual exercise by an automated development. This tool is the solution of technology and data to collaborate with journalists and researchers.
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