“Lanes of Death in East Cairo” data investigation was among 12 projects to win the Sigma Awards 2022 this year. “Lanes of Death in East Cairo” was published by journalist Mostafa Mansour Mohammed with the support of ARIJ.
The data investigation was produced in the second edition of the data diploma. The six- month data diploma trains journalists on the stages of producing data driven investigations. The investigation documented the increase in the number of pedestrians’ injuries and fatalities recorded on East Cairo roads undergoing renovation or expansion works due the failure of health and safety measures applied by the Ministry of Local Development that could prevent deaths.
Mohammed built his own database, with a sample of 90 accidents in East Cairo using newspaper archives and social media groups of the area residents between May 2019 and June 2021 and his analysis revealed that more than half of victims were pedestrians hit by cars while crossing streets under renovation in eastern Cairo.