This week, we have several interesting multimedia specials featured here on Interactive Inspiration, from the USA Today, BBC News and Al Jazeera, on some very serious issues. These in-depth stories make use of photos, videos, text and graphic elements such as charts and maps, to tell stories that, someway or the other, relate to us all, either it’s hunger in Africa, torture in Europe or biosafety in the USA.
Sports and entertainment are also regular presences in these weekly round ups, with football and television-related infographics making their way into our list. Overall, a lot to explore, so without further ado, here are the top highlights, followed by all the interactive infographics we picked for you:
Life in a town called Mongo | BBC News
A powerful story on how the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – universal primary education, eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, improving maternal health, reducing child mortality and combating infectious disease – have changed the lives of those who live in Mongo, a town of 40,000 people, in Chad, where the average life expectancy is 51. Video by Suraj Patel, and produced by Laura Cantadori, Steven Connor, Aidan Fewster, Bella Hurrell, James Offer, Nassos Stylianou, John Walton and Marcelo Zanni.
Outsourcing Torture | Al Jazeera
In 2006, the Danish Security and Intelligence Service approached Ali Ibrahim, a Danish citizen of Lebanese descent, with a proposal to become an informer. “Outsourcing Torture“, a Al Jazeera English multimedia special investigation, describes what happened to him after he refused, as well as to others put in the same position. The stories featured on the investigation “point to what could be a hidden role for Denmark and Lebanon in a new form of rendition: the outsourcing of torture”.
UN voting | RIA Novosti
From Russia, comes this analysis of all the UN General Assembly votings, since 2000. The team at RIA Novosti built it using the R-package wnominate, and D3.js and React.js for the visualizations. Thanks to Aleksandr Bogachev for sending this one our way. English version available.
And now, all the other interactive graphics of the week:
U.S. Presidency Candidates | Zeit Online
Biolabs in your backyard | USA Today
The Chaos Ladder | Patrick Gillespie
The Singapore Private Properties Market | Datableau
The 2015 Tour of France | El Mundo
A Quick Puzzle to Test Your Problem Solving | The New York Times
The Wimbledon time machine | BBC News
Why is it so difficult to bring down Messi | El País
Cities of the future and the next wave of the internet | The Guardian/Cisco
Job Terminator: Can robots learn your skills? | The Washington Post
Ranking Job Growth by State | The Capital Times
Time to close this selection, but we’ll be back next week with more Interactive Inspiration. Until then, have a look at all the examples of interactive visualizations and maps that we have on Pinterest.