Somalia's first data journalism hub

Jaantus promotes data storytelling, open data, collaborative accountability and solutions journalism through support with experts, fellowships, training, data and digital tools.Established in May 2022, we're an independent nonprofit media development organization with a mission to support quality public interest journalism in Somalia.Our vision is to become a world class hub to harness the data revolution in Africa for media innovation.


We organize regular training workshops, webinars, forums, networking and collaboration events for Somali journalists interested in using data and digital tools to tell impactful stories.Register below to receive alerts on our upcoming events.

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What We Do

Our mission is to strengthen local media and journalist’s capacity to access and use open data, design thinking, data visualization, and digital tools to fuel high quality data-driven journalism in Somalia. We do this through media training workshops, data storytelling community of practice, fellowships and open data activism.


  • Open Data: Visit our open data repository. We regularly collect, curate, build and share open datasets on various issues.

  • Somali Data Journalism Lexicon: We're translating key data terms and concepts, and turning them into flashcards & soon a booklet.

  • Data Visualization Library: This is coming soon. Stay tuned.

Contact Us

We're located near Salaamay Bridge, Horseed Area, Baidoa, Somalia.To attend our upcoming workshops and events, check here.