Aiganysh Aidarbekova is a Bellingcat investigative researcher and trainer from Kyrgyzstan. She has investigated corrupt officials, built databases of citizens, monitored war crimes - all using open source materials from Instagram to Google maps to governmental websites. Bellingcat is an independent international collective of researchers, investigators and citizen journalists using open source and social media investigation to probe a variety of subjects. Bellingcat members have won multiple awards including ones from European Press Prize.
Open Source Investigations
Everyday an enormous amount of content is uploaded on the internet. Some of them like Google Map's satellite imagery, an Instagram post, or a random website can be the key to journalistic investigations. In this session you will learn the basics of open source investigations, some tools, methods and case studies from Bellingcat's experience.