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New Bellingcat Workshop Announced for Washington D.C. and London

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

Bellingcat will hold a series of workshops this autumn and winter, including open spaces at a workshop in Washington D.C. If you are interested in being added to the London or Copenhagen waitlist, please let us know.

  • Washington D.C.: September 16-20
  • London: October 7-11 (Full, with short wait-list)
  • Copenhagen: October 28 – November 1 (Full, with lengthy wait-list)

Please email us at [email protected] with the information requested at the bottom of this post if you would like to attend.

The participation fee for our five-day workshops is €2200 per person (excluding VAT), receivable by Bellingcat. Conversion rates from other currencies and credit card fees are for the expense of the participant, with payment methods that include direct transfer to IBAN of Bellingcat, or payment by credit card. It does not cover participants accommodation or travel costs. These workshop fees fund the costs for Bellingcat’s award-winning research around the world.

Participants are required to bring their own laptops, and Google Earth Pro (free to download here) should be installed ahead of the workshop. We strongly recommend having a Facebook account during the workshop (does not need to be your real, personal account) in order to participate in a number of exercises that build Facebook research skills. WiFi will be provided at the workshop for all participants.

The workshop will be split into two main sections. The first three days will be dedicated to teaching participants a range of open source investigation skills, with case studies and practical examples focused on topics including conflict, crime, corruption, and verification. The first two days will focus on investigations of videos and photographic content, and the third day will focus on social media investigation.

The last two days allow participant to apply those skills to topics of their choice, with assistance from the workshop leaders and Bellingcat team …read more

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