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1 Tools to investigate resource exploitation in Africa

2 Develop your own database on mining issues Crowdmapping: Collect information from cell phones, news and the web. Aggregate that information into a single platform. Visualize it on a map and timeline. Example – AfricaMiningInvestigated:AfricaMiningInvestigated ‘Mapping extractive industry deals in Africa’

3 Develop your own database on mining issues Mobile apps Adobe Flex - Flex is a powerful, open source application framework that allows you to easily build mobile applications for iOS, Android™, and BlackBerry® Tablet OS devices, as well as traditional applications for browser and desktop using the same programming model, tool, and codebase. RhoMobile - Rhomobile offers Rhodes, which is an open- source framework based on Ruby. This permits the developer to create native apps, spanning over a stunning range of OS’ and smartphones. The OS’ include Android, Windows Mobile, Symbian, iPhone and RIM, which pretty much covers it all.

4 Publish your investigative story online Digital media has forever changed the way we look, listen and learn. Traditional media delivery mechanisms, such as the radio, newspaper, television and theatre screen, have been thoroughly changed by the digital revolution. We are living in the age of ‘new media’, where both journalists and communicators are required to embrace multi-media reporting -- the ability to report for print, broadcast and the internet. Examples of free platforms to develop your own website: Wordpress: Blogger:

5 Access reports and data online Issues at Operating Uranium Mines and Mills in Africa: www.wise- www.wise- Regulatory Issues in Africa: ETI reports analysis: Zambia: Minerals and Africa’s Development: International Study Group Report on Africa’s Mineral Regimes, RIGGED: The scramble for Africa's oil, Gas and minerals -- A report by Global Witness, January 2012, content/uploads/2012/03/Global-Witness_RIGGED-The-Scramble-for-Africas- oil-gas-and-minerals-1.pdf content/uploads/2012/03/Global-Witness_RIGGED-The-Scramble-for-Africas- oil-gas-and-minerals-1.pdf List of Gold Mining Companies, World Bank: Energy and mining data,

6 Useful Mining Publications Mineweb: Mineweb is a web-based international mining publication focusing on mining financial and corporate news and comment -- Miningmx: Miningmx is a new online mining media enterprise, a business unit of Media 24 which is, in turn, a division of South Africa’s largest media group, the US-listed Naspers Limited -- Mining Weekly: Mining Weekly Online is updated daily with mining and related industry news from around South Africa and the rest of the African continent --

7 Useful Mining Publications Engineering News: Engineering News Online is a unique ‘real economy news’ web site. It is updated daily with project, product, policy and personality news from around South Africa and the rest of the African continent -- Coal Week International: Platts, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is a leading global provider of energy and metals information. With nearly a century of business experience, Platts serves customers across more than 150 countries -- Coal Age: Technical magazine concentrating on issues, technologies, and developments in the mining, beneficiation, transportation, and sale of coal --

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