Data Analytics and Storytelling

May 6, 2017

9am - 5pm



Prepare for Future

Pan-Asia data journalism initiative

Welcome everyone!

Mark your calendars for a unique data boot camp happening in India’s national capital. Join us in Delhi on May 6, 2017 for this breakthrough event, bringing together some 200 journalists, investigative reporters, data researchers, entrepreneurs, medical professionals and policy makers at one place. Be inspired, and join for new ideas, network and opportunities.

Data and analytics is revolutionizing our world. Thanks to advances in big data algorithms and analytics tools, we’re able to glean more useful insights from the intense amount of data flowing in. Like in other fields, data and its timely analytics is one of key tools that can help to inform better health practices and subsequently save lives.

It is in this background that we’ve been engaged in a unique collaboration with medical doctors, journalists, data scientists and policy makers using data-mining and watchdog reporting skills to promote and strengthen data-research and data-driven reporting across Asia. We’ve conducted data boot camps across Asia in collaboration with global organisations such as KAS (Germany) and GIJN (Washington).


The boot camp will be a mixture of data exercises, briefing and sessions including one by BBC’s Internet Research Specialist, Paul Myers who will conduct a special workshop on how to spot fake news. He will also share his groundbreaking techniques and strategies that continue to shape the way journalists conduct online research and investigation.

Here are a few of the sessions, classes and tracks we're excited about:

  • How to spot fake news -- groundbreaking techniques and strategies for online investigation
  • Improve your data viz skills with a special hands-on track
  • Get an inside look at how healthcare providers deal with data
  • What is data telling us about air pollution in Delhi
  • How to use spreadsheets and databases to analyse information
  • Writing workshop - How to write a book
  • Secrets of Facebook - online investigation - Many obscure things, you didn't know you could do with the world's biggest social network

Who Should Attend :

Journalists, data researchers, healthcare professionals, cyber security professionals, policy makers among others.

Please contact us at editor.haindia@gmail.com or at editor.dataleads@gmail.com for additional information.

Previous Session Speakers & Trainers

Mark Horvit
Executive Director, IRE - USA

Paul Myers
BBC Internet Specialist - UK

Dr. R.M. Pandey
Professor Biostatistics AIIMS - India

Irene Jay Liu
Media Training Specialist
Google News Lab - Hong Kong

Brant Houston
Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting, University of Illinois - USA

Samar Halarnkar
Editor, IndiaSpend – Bangalore

Dato' Chevy Beh
CEO BookDoc, Malaysia

Sanjit Oberai
Data Editor, MoneyControl, India

Guna Raj Luitel
Editor-in- Chief, Nagarik National Daily - Nepal

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon - India

Dr. Karan Thakur
General Manager, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Delhi

David E. Kaplan
Executive Director, GIJN - USA

Dr.Shujaat Bukhari
Editor-in- Chief, Rising Kashmir – J&K

Gagan Bahadur Thapa
Health Minister, Nepal

Dr SB Bhattacharyya
Head - Health Informatics,
TCS – India

KY Pung
Former President, Society of Asian Journalists -Malaysia

Boot Camp Photo Archive

Videos of Boot Camps

Boot Camp Malaysia

Boot Camp Nepal

Boot Camp Bangalore

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