Data-driven Stories from Parts of Asia

Curated by

Kuek Ser Kuang Keng
Kuek Ser Kuang Keng is an award-winning digital journalist based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is the founder of Data-N, a training program that lowers the barrier for newsrooms and…
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Road Traffic Facilities on the Rise
Rappler
This project has won the Data Journalism Awards 2018 (Data journalism website of the year) as it combines data and human interest, journalism and advocacy, online and on-the-ground engagement. It has triggered real impacts including legislative changes in cities.
Undi Power
Malaysiakini
A news game that aims to help millennial voters to understand the issue of malapportionment in the Malaysian electoral system and its impact on the final electoral results. Through personalization, it brings the issue closer to each voter.
144 Stories – Remembering lives lost in the Peshawar school attack
Dawn
Tremendous efforts were made over several years to collect the stories of the 144 victims of the 2014 Peshawar school massacre and present them through an interactive website.
Why your smartphone is causing you ‘text neck’ syndrome
South China Morning Post
A brilliant combination of different forms of visuals to explain the risks that come with the increased use of a smartphone. The use of footages of pedestrians and train commuters are especially effective.
Small and Medium Enterprises Support Fund embezzlement by Mongolian politicians
Ikon
Without any fancy visuals or interactive, this investigation series crawled through government databases and published more than 100 articles on alleged corruption among top politicians and government officials in Mongolia, leading to the resignation of a government minister.
Dilemma of Rental Housing
The Reporter
This report analyzed more than ten thousand of rental ads to reveal the inside story of the rental housing market in Taiwan. I like how the report gives the issue a human face by presenting real stories of tenants and landlords through interactive comics.
The Inconvenient Truth of City Councils
Business Weekly
This project successfully combines quiz, illustration and animated graphics to create an engaging reading experience in this investigative report that sheds light on the allocation of government budget by local councilors in Taiwan.
Candidates’ part of political dynasties in the local election
BBC World Service - East Asia (Indonesia)
An easy-to-use yet important interactive database of political dynasties in Indonesian elections.
Lives on the Hu Line
The Paper
This multimedia project weaves together maps, satellite images (in an interactive slider), immersive footages, stunning images and infographics to showcase the stories of people living along the Hu Line in China.
The Daily Life in the Emergency Room
The Reporter
Although published in 2015, it is still considered one of the best news games developed by media organizations in Asia. It used real data from hospitals to enable users to experience the daily life of an emergency room doctor, followed with a series of in-depth reports on the struggling medical system in Taiwan.