In collaboration with UNICEF Rwanda and The Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS 21), NISR organized the second edition of Rwanda Data Journalism (RDJA).
RDJA is NISR's initiative recognizing outstanding works in the field of data journalism in Rwanda. The mission of this award is to promote excellence and creativity in the reporting of statistics-based stories to the Rwandan public in this data revolution era when journalistic reportage requires practices that include statistical analyses, interpretations and visualization to tell complex and sensitive stories in simple and convincing way. RDJA is normally organized yearly and winners are announced during the celebration of the African Statistics Day. The awards are given to exemplary data-driven stories and programs that use data to have a good impact on the society.
Data journalism on any subject involving official statistics based findings and analyses were eligible for the award. Winners in four categories (print, radio, TV, and online) were announced and awarded on 20th December 2018, while cerebrating the African Statistics Day, 2018. They were awarded certificates and computers.
Mugisha Jonah Michael
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NIWEMWIZA Anne Marie
NISR with its stakeholders will continue to organize this competition every year. During the award ceremony, it was recommended that training on data storytelling be provide continuously to journalists and editors to foster data journalism in Rwanda.