Samira Hassan

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Dataviz in Asia (May 23')

I always joke that working in the field of data storytelling is like attending an eternal university—the learning (and unlearning) never really stops. At Kontinentalist, we're constantly rethinking our approaches to data storytelling, grounding them in lived experiences and contextual understandings. We strive to learn from different

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Dataviz in Asia (April 24')

Spring is finally here! As my colleagues Zafirah, Munirah, Michael, and I brainstormed the theme for this issue, we found ourselves drawn to the transient essence of the season in April. It's a time marked by various new beginnings, with festivals such as Ponggal and Songkran happening, and

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Dataviz in Asia (March 24')

For this month’s Dataviz in Asia, we’re highlighting works by two of our favourite female data viz practitioners. Shirley Wu and Gurman Bhatia both use data to amplify the contributions of women in the arts and entertainment industries. We’re self-professed patrons of the arts here at Kontinentalist

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How we talked about sex (ed), baby

We share our process of creating a microstory about the evolution of sex education policy in Singapore over the past two decades, shedding light on its pivotal role in shaping the nation's attitude towards sexuality—and vice versa. We delve into how we collated and analysed over 200

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Dataviz in Asia (Feb 24')

Love is in the air this month, and data’s capturing every moment of it. For this issue of Dataviz in Asia, let’s look at all the creative ways that people are telling their stories of love through data visualisations.  First, let's explore the epic love triangle

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Meet the Community: JP Campos

JP Campos is the founder of Media Commoner, otherwise known as Commoner, a social media-first independent media organisation based in the Philippines. He is also a Multimedia Executive Producer at Provill Studios, a Manila-based film production agency. Amidst a transformative year, JP contemplates the evolving responsibilities of storytellers in the

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Dataviz in Asia (Jan 24')

Asia has a long history of impactful political and protest movements, a legacy that continues to unfold today. As we navigate through 2024, the biggest election year yet with at least 64 countries set to cast their votes, this month’s Dataviz in Asia spotlights data stories that are helping

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Dataviz in Asia (Nov 23')

This month in Dataviz in Asia, we're diving into stories that show us how data visualisations are powerful mediums used to tell important environmental stories in Asia. Our first highlight is an infographic by Ganesh B Varakale for India In Pixels, spotlighting the alarming levels of untreated sewage

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Girlmossing 101: A Beginner’s Guide

The term “girlmossing” may have surfaced on the internet just a couple of years ago, but I’ve been embracing this lifestyle long before it had a name. Girlmossing, which is a play on the word “girlbossing”, refers to women making intentional time and space for rest, joy, and self

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What role does data play in death?

Over the past few weeks, I’ve seen my social media feeds and television screens flooded with rapidly rising death tolls as a result of the heavy bombardment in Palestine, notably being one of deadliest years since 2005 for those living in the West Bank. As of today, over 8,

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Meet the Community: Patchar Duangklad (Fai)

Patchar Duangklad (Fai) is the co-founder and business developer at Punch Up, a Bangkok-based data storytelling studio that creates meaningful conversations with data, design, and stories. Coming from a background in public policy and media, Fai shares her journey in setting up Punch Up, as well as WeVis, a civic

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Dataviz in Asia (Oct '23)

Amidst a landscape of misinformation and conflicting reports, making sense of the current humanitarian crisis in Palestine and Israel can be quite challenging. Data has become especially critical in this context. This month we want to highlight some visualisations that are helping us to contextualise the recent happenings, and sieve