153 murders of journalists in Colombia

153 murders of journalists in Colombia

Organisation: SEMANA Magazine (Colombia)

Publication Date: 04/07/2017

Size of team/newsroom:small


Freedom of expression has been one of the main victims of the war in Colombia. With the help of the National Historical Memory Center, SEMANA collected each one of the cases committed from 1977 to 2015 and organized them through an audiovisual product by gender, presumed involved, department, place of homicide and, most importantly, it recalled the lives and talent that the violence took away the Colombians.

What makes this project innovative? What was its impact?

In the framework of the signing of the peace agreement between the Government and the FARC, this detailed work on violence against journalism in the country was published. In the whole world there is an explosion of memory and Colombia is aligned to it after the end of the confrontations with the oldest guerrilla of the continent. With the work 153 murders of journalists in Colombia, a small group of that great universe of victims was putted face to face. The world of figures was deepened and an effort was made to build peace through memory when almost the whole cases are in complete impunity and the country hopes to begin to reveal the truth.

Technologies used for this project:

For the visualization of this work that includes the details of the murders committed, the language based on HTML5. CCS3 tags were used to give shape and design to content that was going to be shown. And, in order to facilitate interaction with users, the team started with the tools provided by JavaScripty and an online tool that helps to create maps and analyze millions of data called CartoDB.
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