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Bengaluru Editors Lab

in partnership with Deccan Herald

14 April 2017 - 15 April 2017

GEN & Deccan Herald organised a hackathon in Bengaluru 14-15 April 2017. The Bengaluru Editors Lab is presented in partnership with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Hacks/Hackers India and the International Center for Journalists with the support of the New Venture Fund for CommunicationsSpecial thanks to Deccan Herald for their partnership.

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The winning team is Factor Daily with their prototype 'Uncleji Meter'


Special mentions were awarded to the teams from The Ladies Finger for their prototype After Rape and to Fields of View for Potli-Follow Our Money.

Public's choice went to The Ladies Finger for After Rape.


Participating Media

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Theme: Hack against gender inequality

How can newsrooms build new tools to better evaluate and analyse gender inequalities and monitor law enforcement? How can the media create more awareness on these issues and empower women by giving them better access to information, support and justice?

Essential Information


The Speakers


Nisha Susan

The Ladies Finger


The Jury

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Gautam John

Director of Philanthropic Strategy

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Sarah Toporoff

Global Editors Network

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Zainab Bawa


Questions? Get in touch!

Jayadevan PK Bengaluru Editors Lab project manager: jayadevan[at]factordaily.com

Sarah Toporoff, Editors Lab programme manager: stoporoff[at]globaleditorsnetwork.org

Presented with support from...

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The New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity, supports innovative and effective public interest projects. NVF was established in 2006 in response to demand from leading philanthropists for an efficient, cost-effective, and time-saving platform to launch and operate charitable projects. We execute a range of donor-driven public interest projects in conservation, global health, public policy, international development, education, disaster recovery, and the arts. More than half of the 50 largest US grantmaking foundations have funded projects hosted at NVF, including 8 of the top 10. Learn More.

Three examples of Editors Lab prototypes

About our partners

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For nearly seven decades, Deccan Herald has been Karnataka’s guide to the times we live in, and is more often than not the authentic voice of the community. While Karnataka and Bangalore hold a special place in the heart of the newspaper, the Herald’s coverage of national and world happenings is equally comprehensive. Deccan Herald is often seen as the newspaper of record and has set the standard for high-quality journalism in Bangalore and Karnataka.

The variety of supplements such as Metrolife, Sunday Herald, Spectrum and Living, cater to a diverse array of readers and form a unique part of Deccan Herald. 

Since its inception in 1948, the newspaper has set benchmarks in the industry - both in cutting edge technology and in the diversity of its people - and it continues to progress with ventures into digital properties with websites and mobile applications. Learn more.


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 Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellmann and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett. Learn more.


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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is at the forefront of the news revolution. Our programs empower journalists and engage citizens with new technologies and best practices. ICFJ’s networks of reporters and media entrepreneurs are transforming the field. We believe that better journalism leads to better lives.

Over the past 32 years, ICFJ has worked with more than 96,000 professional and citizen journalists and media managers from 180 countries. We work with strong local partners and a network of dedicated alumni. Learn more.


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Hacks/Hackers is a rapidly expanding international grassroots journalism organization with dozens of chapters (and counting) and thousands of members across four continents (and counting). Our mission is to create a network of journalists (“hacks”) and technologists (“hackers”) who rethink the future of news and information. Learn more.



The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) is a non-profit organisation that undertakes interdisciplinary research on internet and digital technologies from policy and academic perspectives. Learn more