Portfolio: Mohammed Haddad @AJLabs

Portfolio: Mohammed Haddad @AJLabs

Organisation: AJLabs for Al Jazeera (Qatar)

Publication Date: 04/09/2017


Size of team/newsroom:large


I'm Mohammed Haddad, I'm 28 years old. I lead the @AJLabs team of 5 data journalists in Al Jazeera English’s newsroom. Our primary responsibility is to use data to tell compelling visual and analytical stories. http://www.aljazeera.com/interactive/ We're one of only a handful of interactive teams in the Middle East. With so much of today's news stories originating from this part of the world we're in a prime position to make sense of the data behind the very personal stories that we cover. Over the past year I've worked on various forms of interactive and data-driven stories including: data driven investigations, immersive 360° projects, webdocs, animations, graphic novels, infographics, interactive maps, gamification of news, longform storytelling, digital adaptations of documentaries, timelines and gifs. Here are some key projects that I've produced or co-produced over the past 12 months: 1. Broken homes: A record year of Israeli demolitions http://interactive.aljazeera.com/aje/2017/jerusalem-2016-home-demolitions/index.html For a full year, Al Jazeera documented the impact of Israel's home demolitions on Palestinians in East Jerusalem. 2. Al-Aqsa 360°: Inside Jerusalem's holiest mosque http://aljazeera.com/aqsa360 A high definition tour of Islam's third holiest site. 3. Babies for sale http://interactive.aljazeera.com/aje/2016/malaysia-babies-for-sale-101-east/index.html Investigation into Malaysia's underground baby trade. 4. The grandmothers running rural South Africa http://interactive.aljazeera.com/aje/2017/south-africa-grandmothers/index.html Almost 1.5 million or 11% of all households in South Africa are now run by women over the age of 60 5. Interactive - The People vs. America http://interactive.aljazeera.com/aje/2017/the-people-vs-america/index.html As Donald Trump takes office, we trace the historical trajectory that has exposed the myth of the American Dream. 6. Where do we spend more money? http://interactive.aljazeera.com/aje/2016/humanitarian-funding-un/index.html Test your knowledge on global humanitarian spending. 7. In search of the Ramadan moon http://interactive.aljazeera.com/aje/2016/ramadan-2016-moon-sight/index.html The story of the Saudi man entrusted with observing the new crescent which signals the start of Ramadan. 8. A century on: Why Arabs resent Sykes-Picot http://interactive.aljazeera.com/aje/2016/sykes-picot-100-years-middle-east-map/index.html One hundred years since the treaty was signed, the Middle East continues to bear the consequences. 9. Graphic Novel: Israel and the Wanted 18 http://interactive.aljazeera.com/aje/2016/israel-palestine-the- How a herd of cows became some of Israel's most wanted fugitives. 10. Interactive: Do all roads lead to Jerusalem? http://interactive.aljazeera.com/aje/2016/jerusalem-palestine-israel-freedom-of-movement/index.html Follow four people to see what it takes to navigate through the occupied Palestinian territories.

What makes this project innovative? What was its impact?

We strive to always put a human face behind the data to ensure that we're able to tell otherwise untold stories.

Technologies used for this project:

- HTML5 & CSS3 - Javascript (d3.js, mapboxgl.js) - AMP (Accelerated mobile pages) - Adobe Creative Cloud (Muse, Premiere, Animate, Illustrator, Photoshop) - AutoPano - GIS software (Google Earth, Carto Maps, Mapbox)
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