Code for Africa is the continent’s largest federation of independent civic technology and data journalism laboratories, which build digital democracy solutions giving citizens unfettered access to actionable information that empowers them to make informed decisions and that strengthen civic engagement for improved public governance and accountability.
The African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) is an association of the continent’s best investigative newsrooms, ranging from large traditional mainstream media to smaller specialist units. ANCIR member newsrooms investigate crooked politicians, organized crime and big business. The initiative is incubated by Code for Africa (CfA) with support from the International Center for Journalists. ANCIR seeks to strengthen newsrooms’ own internal capacity, by providing access to the world’s best whistleblower encryption and investigative semantic analysis technologies, as well as forensic research support, and seed grants for cross-border collaboration.
As a Data Analyst and Researcher, you will help track misinformation and disinformation online, including helping to identify the botnets and ultimate ‘puppet masters’ who are producing and disseminating the false content.
You will also find and ‘liberate’ key datasets about Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) and organized crime and corruption that is often needed to debunk false info.
As an analyst, you will also work with newsrooms to help find the stories and trends hidden in the data.
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