Be patient. How domestic violence kills children and cripples fate

Category: Best data-driven reporting (small and large newsrooms)

Country/area: Kyrgyzstan

Organisation: Kloop Media – Kloop.kg

Organisation size: Small

Publication date: 26/12/2019

Credit: Aidai Bedelbek Kyzy, Saadat Tologonova, Anastasia Valeeva, Cholpon Uzakbaeva, Myrzayym Zhanybek Kyzy, Alexandra Titova

Project description:


We have compiled a database of two hundred articles from the Kyrgyz media over the past five years about rape, beatings and murders of children. And they tried to understand what unites these cases and why there is violence against children.

Impact reached:

 The project did not resonate, but I think that it can change the views of readers and move them to action.

Techniques/technologies used:

 statistical analysis, visualization of analytical data

What was the hardest part of this project?


 We have collected 200 articles about beatings, murders, rape of children from news sites for 5 years. And they analyzed who the violence is coming from. They showed on the basis of statistics and studies that child abuse is increasing and that children suffer mainly from domestic violence. When violence occurs against young children, rapists in most cases are not responsible.

What can others learn from this project?

 You can collect data yourself when they are not available in open sources. And comparing with open data to prove a hypothesis.

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