Panama

Jun 202012

Digital Map Brings Change for Good: A Reason to Celebrate in Panama

One of the most important goals of the Knight International Journalism Fellowships Program is to produce impact that benefits society. I think we have done that in Panama. In the two years since we launched Mi Panama Transparente, the digital map has provided a platform that helps journalists and citizens track crime and corruption across the country.

Panama - MPT anniversary presser

To recognize the two-year anniversary of his digital mapping platform, Knight Fellow Jorge Luis Sierra held a press conference that attracted representatives from all of the Mi Panama Transparente partner organizations.

MPT map2

Citizens can use the map to report a wide range of crimes, giving details about the time and location of each incident.

MPT map

Citizens can use the map to report a wide range of crimes, giving details about the time and location of each incident.

Miles de habitantes marcharon por la paz, contra la delincuencia y por una sociedad más segura en ciudad Panamá. Los caminantes recorrieron la cinta costera bajo una lluvia pertinaz, pero con ánimo, alegría y mucho deseo de participación.

Another test.

Panama Shootout

Twelve professional journalists and four students participated in the workshop.

Panama Shootout

The workshop featured Alicia Ortega, an investigative reporter and TV anchor from the Dominican Republic, interviewed here by a TVN reporter.

Panama Shootout

The investigative reporting workshop presenters included (l-r) Axel Rivera, news director for Medcom-Telemetro; Alicia Ortega, SIN vice president; Guido Rodriguez, TVN news director; John Law, acting U.S. ambassador, who inaugurated the workshop; Victor Castillo, investigative reporter; and Flor Ortega, executive director of the Forum of Journalists.

Panama Shootout

Knight Fellow Jorge Luis Sierra (left) checks his flip cam video at the TVN facilities in Panama City. To his right, an editor prepares a story on the shootout for broadcast.