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Elvis: tracking tax money and revealing corruption

(Open) Data 13/12/2017

Corruption in public spending is a problem in many countries around the world. Elvis, the data platform – not the singer, visualises European pubic spending data also known as procurement data or tender data to help journalists find fishy relationships between governments and companies.

Over-Politeness Is the Fatal Flaw in the Open Data Movement

(Open) Data 29/04/2016

As long as significant numbers of transparency advocates are engaged constructively on the business of getting open data releases out, the pace of significant transparency reforms will be slowed. Overly-friendly collaboration between governments and transparency advocates sucks the oxygen out of the room. And we need that oxygen to fuel the fires that can burn down the doors to the state, and to parasitic organizations like anonymous shell companies that are dependent upon inaction by the state.

Public spending is fun - Adriana Homolova - DataHarvest ECIJ

Why data journalists should look into public spending

(Open) Data 10/05/2015

During the European conference on investigative journalism, data journalist Adriana Homolova argues that there are scoops waiting to be discovered. You only need to look for them. Where? In public spending data. “It’s Europe’s big uncovered follow-the-money story…” Nobody knows According to Homolova, there are no overviews of how public money has been spent. “Not […]


10+ sources for EU data

(Open) Data 23/02/2015

The News Impact Summit in Brussels focuses on tools to cover the European Union. The event organised by the European Journalism Centre and Google has a strong emphasis on data driven approaches. Seemed like the right moment to collect some sources for European data. I’m sure a lot of data sources are missing – please […]