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1 February 2023

Hi, and welcome to the latest news and tools produced by EDJNet!

We are coming back to you with a new episode of our weekly podcast "Uncharted Europe". This time around, it is the turn of our investigation on the abuse of pre-trial detention in Europe, published last May.

Why are there a hundred thousand people across the European Union sitting in a prison cell waiting for a final sentence? What does it mean for them psychologically, financially and socially? In episode #4 we try to answer these and other questions with the journalists that coordinated and conducted the investigation.

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Podcast series

Uncharted Europe episode #4 – Abuse of preventive detention

Preventive detention should be an exceptional and a temporary measure, yet its use has increased in recent years. And there is often a clear pattern to who gets locked up before trial. As a result, around 100,000 people across the European Union – more than 20% of the overall prison population – are waiting in jail for a final sentence, suffering the dire consequences that imprisonment entails.

In episode #4 of Uncharted Europe, we focus on the abuse of preventive detention, looking at the results of an investigation that lasted ten months involving eight newsrooms within the European Data Journalism Network.

You’ll hear from Eva Belmonte and Ángela Bernardo, two journalists at the Spanish 🇪🇸 media Civio, which coordinated the investigation, and Beatriz Walviesse Diaz, journalist at the Portuguese 🇵🇹 media Divergente.

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Tools and Tips

The Greek wiretapping scandal on Twitter

Our partners at iMEdD just released an insightful visual investigation that analyses the course of the conversation about the Greek wiretapping scandal on Twitter over the last nine months. They found out that about 70% of relevant tweets have been posted by accounts that tend to mostly follow parties and members of the Left political spectrum, but the conversation is still polarizing all extreme groups.

iMEdD also published a working methodology that describes how they analyzed months of conversations on Twitter, and includes details on data collection and analysis.

Read the full article >

Read the working methodology >

From the data journalism community

 Job opportunity  Journalist at Civio
Our member Civio is looking for a journalist to join their team in Madrid! They need someone with at least 3 years of experience, who puts rigor and independence above all else. Applications can be submitted by February 17.
👉 More information here.
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