Basile Simon

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  • "Greatest Impact and Distruption" and "Best Diffusion" awards for tinyfm
    Al Jazeera Canvas Media in Context, Doha, Qatar
  • Winner with Le 6 Mai 2012 and Pancarte.js
    Popathon, Mozilla Paris, France
  • Participated in Tribeca Hacks Story Matter
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Failed to do something worth mentioning at many others

Currently working with BBC News Labs on many things during the day, and on by night.

All things hacks and projects


Monitoring coalition airstrikes against Islamic State (Daesh) in Iraq and Syria. Tracking civilian casualties. Archiving war reports. And counting the numbers. In partnership with Chris Woods.
Do look at our website.


A proof-of-concept software to monitor changes in a dataset... with journalistic criteria. Expect some Javascript and bugs.
Read on Source or have a look at the Github repo.

Naming the Dead interactive

An interactive graphics visualising US drone strikes victims in Afghanistan and Pakistan identified by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism's Naming the Dead project.
Article and visualisation on the Bureau's website, code and data on Github.


A tiny radio FM transmitter hacked on a Raspberry Pi, which can interact with a webapp to broadcast local content. Bring the web on air, create your own local radio!
Hacked during Al Jazeera's hackathon in Qatar, with Thomas Parisot and Alexandre Vallette. Code is on Github.

EU Elections with Linked Data

Media coverage study of the 2014 EU elections in the UK, based on BBC Linked Data. Demo done with Iain Collins.
Read on Source.

Pancarte interactive videos

Yet another solution for interactive videos. Hacked together at Mozilla Paris Popathon with Paul, Max, and Michael.
Demo is here, don't miss the Pancarte.js repo.