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Mumbai Editors Lab

at The Indian Express

17 March 2017 - 18 March 2017

GEN & The Indian Express organised a hackathon in Mumbai 17-18 March 2017. The Mumbai Editors Lab was presented in partnership with Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationHacks/Hackers India and the International Center for Journalists with the support of the New Venture Fund for CommunicationsSpecial thanks to The Indian Express for hosting this Editors Lab.

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The winning team was the team from WTD News, with their project: MissManage

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Special mentions was awarded to the team from the Hindustan Times.

Public's choice went to WTD News.



Participating Media

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Essential Information

The 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?

The Speakers

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Ritvvij Parrikh

Pykih, data visualisation company


Shobha S V

ICFJ- Knight journalism fellowship

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Surabhi Malik

Google News Lab

The Jury


Anant Goenka

The Express Group

Irshad Daftari

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International Center for Journalists

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Sarah Toporoff

Global Editors Network


Shobha S V

ICFJ- Knight journalism fellowship

Questions? Get in touch!

Pankti Mehta Kadakia, Mumbai Editors Lab project manager: pankti.mehta[at]gmail.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

Indian ExpressFor over 75 years, The Express Group of publications has been synonymous with excellence in journalism and a commitment to independence and fairness. Its flagship newspaper The Indian Express has twice won the Vienna-based International Press Institute's India Award for Outstanding Journalism in the Public Interest. It has won every major national journalism award and several international awards, including the Kurt Shorck Award for International Journalism, Natali Prize for Journalism and the International Federation of Journalists - Journalism for Tolerance Prize. 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.


Hacks Hackers

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.


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Pykih helps data journalists and marketers craft visually impactful and engaging web stories make readers understand complex topics. Pykih’s visuals have been used by the likes of UNDP, Oxfam India, ICICI Lombard, Europeana, NarendraModi.in, The Hindu, Visually, etc. Learn more.

Cover photo credit: Gopal Vijayaraghavan via Flickr.