Published on August 31st, 2016 | by Joshua New0
Visualizing the Nauru Files
The Guardian has created an interactive data visualization about the Nauru files—2,116 leaked documents detailing incident reports about detained asylum seekers at Australia’s Nauru Regional Processing Centre, an immigration detention facility located in the island nation of Nauru. The visualization plots every incident report, which detail issues such as fighting, sexual abuse, or possession of contraband, on a timeline from 2013 to 2015 and color codes each incident by severity. Users can filter the visualization by time period, incident severity, and incident type, and read each incident report. The Guardian created the visualization as part of its ongoing investigation into the Nauru files, which revealed dangerous living conditions and abuse at the Nauru detention center and drew international criticism of how the Australian government treats asylum seekers.