© 2019

Data Journalism in the Global South

  • Bruce Mutsvairo
  • Saba Bebawi
  • Eddy Borges-Rey
  • Provides the first critical overview of data journalism in the Global South

  • Includes empirical and theoretical chapters organised geographically in four sections

  • Incorporates contributions from a wide range of countries from researchers with first-hand experience of evolving practice

Palgrave Macmillan

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Journalism and the Global South book series (PSJGS)

Table of contents

  1. Latin America

    1. Rodrigo Araya, Claudio Elórtegui Gómez
      Pages 301-315
  2. Back Matter
    Pages 317-334

About this book


This volume seeks to analyse the emerging wave of data journalism in the Global South. It does so by examining trends, developments and opportunities for data journalism in the aforementioned contexts. Whilst studies in this specific form of journalism are increasing in numbers and significance, there remains a dearth of literature on data journalism in less developed regions of the world. By demonstrating an interest in data journalism across countries including Chile, Argentina, the Philippines, South Africa and Iran, among others, this volume contributes to multifaceted transnational debates on journalism, and is a crucial reference text for anyone interested in data journalism in the ‘developing’ world. Drawing on a range of voices from different fields and nations, sharing empirical and theoretical experiences, the volume aims to initiate a global dialogue among journalism practitioners, researchers and students.


data journalism developing countries non-western computational journalism digital journalism global south

Editors and affiliations

  • Bruce Mutsvairo
    • 1
  • Saba Bebawi
    • 2
  • Eddy Borges-Rey
    • 3
  1. 1.Auburn UniversityAuburnUSA
  2. 2.University of Technology SydneyUltimoAustralia
  3. 3.Northwestern University QatarAr-RayyanQatar

About the editors

Bruce Mutsvairo is an Associate Professor in Journalism at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. 

Saba Bebawi is Professor in Journalism at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. 

Eddy Borges-Rey is Associate Professor in Digital Journalism and Emerging Media at Northwestern University, Qatar.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Data Journalism in the Global South
  • Editors Bruce Mutsvairo
    Saba Bebawi
    Eddy Borges-Rey
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Journalism and the Global South
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave stud. in Journalism & the Global South
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies Literature, Cultural and Media Studies (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-25176-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-25179-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-25177-2
  • Series ISSN 2662-480X
  • Series E-ISSN 2662-4818
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXV, 334
  • Number of Illustrations 64 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Journalism
    Development Communication
    Digital/New Media
    Media and Communication


“A much-needed global perspective on data journalism that shines a light on the role of political, cultural and economic contexts in the development of the field. With insights into data journalism practice, and a critical perspective on content, this is a refreshing and important addition to the literature.” (Paul Bradshaw, Birmingham City University, UK)

“This edited volume on data journalism in the Global South is an exciting, original and much-needed corrective to the field, which has largely focused on research in Western societies. It brings together researchers from four different regions integrating a range of journalism sites, methods and conceptual approaches. This book is a significant contribution to our understanding of global data journalism trends and a must-read.” (Alfred Hermida, University of British Columbia, Canada)