The Promise and Challenge of Data Journalism: Lessons from Pakistan

In Pakistan, Internews designed a robust and effective 12-month program to bring the promise of data journalism to remote tribal areas of the country. The Internews Data Journalism Certification Program was designed to produce a cadre of public-interest journalists who harness data to cover critical issues in neglected regions. 

The goal of the program was to catalyze the development of Pakistan’s open data community and evidence-based decision making in Baluchistan, FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

This report reviews the promise and pitfalls of data journalism by evaluating and assessing Internews’ project in Pakistan By  Eva Constantaras         Asad Jan