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Vaccination of children in Australia: interactive map

The world is moving from an information age to a connected age. Before Google and other search engines, data and information were managed in controlled management systems from desktops with little sharing taking place. But the Internet, more powerful search engines and better sharing applications have made information now more easily available.  This presents a great opportunity for journalists to write evidence informed stories that influence government policies.

The visual:  Vaccination of children in Australia: interactive map is a good example of how journalists can engage their readers through data.

The interactive map that was published in The Guardian illustrates immunization rates for children under five in Australia.

How can these interactive maps be adapted to the Kenyan context?

A journalist in Kenya could use a similar Google fusion table map to show immunization rates in Kenya to enrich a child health story.

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