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Anastasia Valeeva

Co-founder School of Data Kyrgyzstan


Anastasia Valeeva is a data journalism lecturer , trainer and open data researcher. She has researched the use of open data in investigative data journalism as part of her fellowship at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford. She has taught data journalism at Data Bootcamps in Montenegro and Germany, Data Journalism Summer Institutes in Kyrgyzstan and Albania, at the Higher School of Economics, Russia and is currently a data journalism lecturer at the American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan.

She is a lead mentor of the Data Journalism Fellowship at Internews Kyrgyzstan where journalists in teams master data analysis and data visualization skills and learn to produce data-driven stories throughout a year. Since 2018, she is also a co-founder of the ‘School of Data Kyrgyzstan’ chapter, whose mission is increasing data literacy and shaping data community in the region of Central Asia.

Anastasia holds two Master degrees: International Journalism from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia (2009), and Political Sciences from the University of Siegen, Germany (2015).

Content by Anastasia

Best practices
A data journalist's guide to building a hypothesis

How can journalists use a hypothesis-driven methodology to build a succinct narrative that serves forgotten or overlooked communities? Eva Constantaras and Anastasia Valeeva share their expertise in our latest guide.

Case studies
7 countries, 9 teachers: a dossier of data journalism teaching strategies

What are the most effective ways to introduce students to data? From Ireland to Kyrgyzstan, there's a lot to be learnt from teachers all around the world.

Case studies
Under-reported news

If a story isn’t reported, did it even happen? Here's four ways data has helped bring invisible stories to light.

Data analysis Data collection
Open data

The term ‘open data’ might imply that it’s readily available, but it was clear from your submissions in this edition that accessing relevant data isn’t without its challenges.