Data Vis Dispatch, October 18

The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations

Welcome back to the 64th edition of Data Vis Dispatch! Every week, we’ll be publishing a collection of the best small and large data visualizations we find, especially from news organizations — to celebrate data journalism, data visualization, simple charts, elaborate maps, and their creators.

Recurring topics this week include protests in Iran, an energy crisis in Europe, and the Communist Party Congress in China.

The ongoing wave of protests in Iran is notable for being led mostly by women:

The Guardian: Authorities in Iran forced to remove poster of women in hijabs after PR fiasco, October 14
SBS News: 이란 여성들이 – 히잡을 불태우는 이유는?, October 13

This week’s charts went deeper on the elections in Brazil::

Folha de S.Paulo: Centro perde espaço para direita nas Assembleias Legislativas, October 13
Folha de S.Paulo: Políticos eleitos somam quase R$ 24 milhões em multas ambientais, October 15
Folha de S.Paulo: Bolsonaro e Tarcísio foram melhor onde Rodrigo venceu em São Paulo, October 15
The Economist: How close is the race between Jair Bolsonaro and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva?, October 16
The Los Angeles Times: Track the money flowing into Prop 29: Kidney dialysis, October 17

Here in Germany, the topic of the week is a looming energy crisis — and whether enough is being done to prepare for winter:

The Economist: The countries most at risk from Europe’s energy crunch, October 11
Neue Zürcher Zeitung: Deutschland verstromt wieder mehr Gas als im Vorjahr – und alles Weitere zur Energiekrise in 15 Grafiken, October 16
Zeit Online: So viel Gas spart Deutschland wirklich, October 14
SPIEGEL: Wie viel Erdgas wir im Winter sparen müssen, October 17
Bloomberg: Europe Gets a Breather From Crisis – For Now, October 18
SPIEGEL: Neue Flatrate für den Nahverkehr – wer wirklich profitieren würde, October 11

No one can talk about energy in Europe without speaking of the war in Ukraine:

Le Monde: A Kiev, le moral inaltérable des habitants soumis à un déluge de feu, October 11
The Economist: Who is doing most to help Ukraine against Russia?, October 12
Bloomberg: How Russian Ships Are Laundering Grain Stolen From Occupied Ukraine, October 17

Meanwhile in China, it was the beginning of the 20th Communist Party Congress:

Les Echos/Jules Grandin: “Comment fonctionne le parti communiste chinois ? A sa tête, Xi Jinping. Puis les 6 autres membres du comité permanent, puis le bureau politique, les 376 membres du comité central, les 2 296 délégués et enfin, les 96 millions de membres Une infog @LesEchos pour y voir plus clair,” October 17 (Tweet)
Bloomberg: How Xi Rewrote China’s Rulebook to Build the Party Around Himself, October 11

COVID charts dealt with politics and profits:

Financial Times: Tragic fallout from the politicisation of science in the US, October 14
Bloomberg: The Extraordinary Rise and Fall of the Covid Billionaires, October 18

Maps covered topics from electric vehicles to dangerous dams:

Bloomberg: ​​London’s Secret Fix for Air Pollution: Making Drivers Pay Up, October 11
National Geographic: Lava built this island—then entombed towns in stone, October 14
Financial Times: World weather agency sounds alarm on dams, power and nuclear plants, October 15

While other charts tackled everything from plastic waste to rent burdens to sports:

Our World in Data: Ocean plastics: How much do rich countries contribute by shipping their waste overseas?, October 11
De Tijd: De rentestrijd van de centrale banken, October 13
ProPublica: Rent Going Up? One Company’s Algorithm Could Be Why, October 15
The Wall Street Journal: Federal Officials Trade Stock in Companies Their Agencies Oversee, October 11
El Diario: El mapa de las cesáreas en España: los hospitales que abusan de los partos quirúrgicos, October 16
Le Monde: 5 ans de #metoo en infographies : un hashtag, une prise de parole mondiale à rebondissements, October 15
Bloomberg: Sports TV Rights Are Costlier Than Ever — But They’re Cable’s Last Lifeline, October 17
The New York Times: How the New York Jets Can Make the Playoffs, October 17

What else we found interesting

The Washington Post: Anti-trans laws are on the rise. Here’s a look at where — and what kind., October 14
Le Monde: Viande, voiture, avion, streaming… Saurez-vous évaluer ce qui émet un peu ou beaucoup de CO2 ?, October 17
The Washington Post: An epic trip in Germany, through the eyes of a sketch artist, October 15
physicsfun: “The Random Walker: (a favorite from my archives) a second model of two Galton Boards designed and produced by,” October 13 (Instagram)

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