Join co-founder Ramzi Jaber for a look at how Visualizing Palestine is using the latest technology, design, and data journalism methods to produce visual tools and resources about the struggle for Palestinian freedom. He will provide a behind-the-scenes look at their latest projects, including the BDS Impact database, Palestine Open Maps, and Palestinian Journeys, a virtual exhibit of the Palestinian Museum in Birzeit.
Visualizing Palestine (VP) is a not-for-profit organization that uses data journalism, design and technology to create innovative visuals that advance the public’s understanding of the Palestinian freedom struggle. VP partners with Palestinian and international rights organizations - including Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Jewish Voice for Peace, Students for Justice in Palestine, Al Quds University, Adalah, and Badil - to produce and distribute timely campaign visuals. The organization is currently producing two special projects: Palestine Open Maps, a first-of-its-kind interactive map of the British mandate period, and the BDS Impact database, an essential tool that will allow journalists, activists, and others to access accurate information about thousands of BDS victories around the world. VP partnered with the Palestinian Museum in Birzeit to create the virtual exhibit, Palestinian Journeys.
Ramzi is the cofounder of Visualizing Impact (VI), an interdisciplinary organization that specializes in data visualization, technology and data journalism creating visual stories on social issues . www.visualizingimpact.org. Visualizing Palestine is one of the first and largest projects. Ramzi is also cofounder of onlinecensorship.org (OC), a platform that promotes transparency and accountability of the major social media platforms.