THINK TANK

«DATA JOURNALISM AGENCY»

УКР

OUR PROJECTS

We’ve Got Bad News

We have built deep neural network able to discern the manipulative news. Then we’ve compiled a ranking consisting of manipulative web-sites from so called “third range” or in other words “junk websites”.

Leprosy of the Land

Using a computer model, satellite photos and some help from the volunteers we have spotted the places of illegal amber mining and defined the actual size of this problem in recent years.

Kropyvnytskyi in Green

An instrument that helps Kropyvnytskyi local authorities to inform public about the decisions made on planting of greenery. It also helps the community of Kropyvnytskyi to control these decisions.

The First Registration of Vehicles in Ukraine

Over one million of registering operations are carried out in Ukraine yearly. One can now explore the real situation on Ukrainian car market in a few clicks.

Clear Water

An interactive map of the pollution of the rivers in Ukraine based on official data from The State Agency of Water Resources.

Svydovets: The Anatomy of Carpathians

This is a story about Carpathians – its deforestation, semi-legal tourist resorts, mountain valleys, woodlands, rocks and edelweiss. What are the problems of this region and what tourist potential does it hide?

The Troll Network

We have detected a network of around two thousands Facebook users, which are closely linked to the groups of DPR terrorist Stepan Mazura. It is a network of public groups and users who used to share the calls for coup d'état and mass protests while hiding behind the patriotic language and slogans.

Kyiv Ruins: Interactive Map of Abandoned Buildings in Kyiv

Broken windows, crippled but stable walls, everything is “wrapped” in a traditional green-painted fence. For a couple of second I stay still and then force myself to get through a hole in a fence and to walk in.

Procurements 2.0

An analysis of thousands of hundreds of “promulgations of offer price protocols” published in The State Procurement Bulletin has made it possible to detect three typical schemes used for winning the tenders in 2015. At least one of these old methods is still in use.

Dear Passengers!

From, where and how often did Ukrainians travel on long distances with “Ukrzaliznytsya” (Ukrainian Railroad Company) in 2014-2015?

They Sell Ratings: Database of Pseudo-Sociologists

We have collected data about eighty “fake sociology” services and about eighty eight person who were noticed in reporting dubious results within last 15 years.

Stolen Dnipro: How Kyivans Are Deprived from Free Access to the River

Only 15% of Dnipro’s waterside is available for walking or swimming to people who live in Kyiv. And the rest 85% consists of shrubs, fences, roads and industrial zones.

GO! Takeoff Is Allowed

An interactive online tool that contains the information about permissions to perform international flights, terms of agreement of international air service contracts and timetable details of some air companies.

Winter Is Coming: Monitor the Coal Reserves

Are the coal reserves sufficient for winter? Or should we expect the electricity shutdown and buy potbelly stoves and firewood? Our online service shows the real time daily situation on the storages of thermal power plants and electric power plants.

The Suburbs Teach Worse: How Chernivtsi Secondary School Students Perform at EIT (External Testing)?

Students from the schools closest to the city center of Chernivtsi typically perform better at External Independent Testing than the students from suburbs. What are the other factors that affect their results?

Municipal Vinnytsya

How fast do municipal services of Vinnytsya react to citizen phone appeals?

Three Days in February

Who were they, when and how did they die on Maidan? The reconstruction of the events and the last minutes of every person killed on Maidan in February 18-20, 2014.

Calculate Your Pension

And also check whether the state will be able to pay it. Key factor here is the size of the “hole” in Pension Fund budget in Ukraine.

News

Awards

Our «Leprosy of the Land» project is nominated for Prix Europe

16-10-2018

Project by Texty.org.ua dedicated to illegal mining of amber in Ukraine has been nominated for a prestigious Prix Europa award in online category.

Projects

An online monitoring instrument of Kropyvnytskyi city greenery planting is presented

13-07-2018

An online instrument, first of such type in Ukraine, for public monitoring of greenery planting “Kropyvnytskyi in Green” has been presented by Kropyvnytskyi City Council and Data Journalism Agency. It is made on the basis of open data, published by city council, and it allows all those who are interested to be informed about municipal plans on planting, trimming and cutting of the trees in this regional city.

Trainings

25 activists will work with data from The State Water Resources Agency concerning the quality of water

13-07-2018

On July 13, 2013 The Open Data Story Camp Vol.3 began. The event is organized by Data Journalism Agency. All participants were provided with equal opportunities to work with extremely interesting data from The State Water Resources Agency of Ukraine about the quality of water in more than 400 observation stations at Ukrainian rivers.

Projects

Illеgal mining of amber: map and recommendations

13-07-2018

Data Journalism Agency has presented an online map with marked locations of illegal amber mining in Polissya. The map covers the territory of three Ukrainian regions – Zhytomyr, Volyn and Rivne. The places where severe mining is going on have been detected from satellite photos by Google Maps and Bing Maps. The photos chosen were of high quality dimension that provided an opportunity for monitoring.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to enhance the transparency of the authorities and governing bodies through the development of high quality journalism and data journalism, which is about analyzing big data and bringing it up to broad audience in an interesting and comprehensible manner. Through the analysis of big data we seek to promote the higher quality of decision-making among politicians, officials and citizens. We are working toward the promotion of “digital culture” among politicians, civil servants and civil society.

SUPERVISORY BOARD

Chairman of the board. Vice Director of The Association of Middle East Studies.

SERHIY
DANYLOV

Board member. Graphics editor at The Wall Street Journal. Winner of The Data Journalism Awards 2017

YARYNA
SERKEZ

Board member. Founder and chief editor of “Novynarnya” online media

DMYTRO
LYKHOVIY