LECI3 – Introduction to Big Data & Data Journalism

Test 1 ( Homework to be completed by 25 October COB)

According to GEFIRA, a foundation registered in the Netherlands, several NGOs conspired with human traffickers in 2016 to smuggle immigrants from Northern Africa into Europe. The following data visualization was produced by GEFIRA using the following database: www.marinetraffic.com

GEFIRA’s explanations: NGOs are smuggling immigrants into Europe on an industrial scale

Explain, step by step, how you verify this information in a logical and focused way, using the techniques and simple methodology we have seen for searching and verifying information and data on the Internet, in English and French.

Illustrate your detailed answer with hypertext links and, if necessary, screen captures. Send it in Word at robert@bourgoing.com by 25 October COB.