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Friday, September 8 • 12:00 - 12:45
From Stigma to Science: How Science and Data Journalism Help Curb HIV

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Data journalism and scientific research on vulnerable populations have shattered taboos to bring stigmatized groups and their long-neglected healthcare needs to the front pages of news sites across the world. This session will explore how journalists and scientists used data to call attention to the ongoing HIV crisis among gay black men in the United States, sex workers and injecting drug users in Kenya and unaware housewives in Pakistan. Often, their exclusion from mainstream healthcare system leads to a public health crisis in the first place, whether related to HIV, reproductive health, migration or poverty.We want to suggest that a combination of humanizing the victims through compelling storytelling and explaining the scope of the problem through data and scientific research can help identify and address the needs of historically marginalized groups.

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Eva Constantaras

Data Journalism Advisor, Internews
Eva Constantaras is a data and investigative journalist and a trainer specialised in cross-border journalism projects to combat corruption and encourage transparency. She has worked in Latin America, Asia and East Africa on topics ranging from displacement and kidnapping by organ... Read More →
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Elizabeth Merab

Health & Science Reporter, Daily Nation
Elizabeth Merab is an award winning health and science reporter at the Daily Nation newspaper in Nairobi, Kenya with experience spanning over four years’ in development, science and health journalism. | She... Read More →

Friday September 8, 2017 12:00 - 12:45
Seminarraum EG (B55) Erich-Brost-Institut, Otto-Hahn-Str. 2, 44227 Dortmund

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