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The Bellingcat Method: open source investigations (OSINT) through geolocalization techniques

With Aiganysh Aidarbekova, Valerio Bassan

24 September 2022    14:00 - 16:00

Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza – Aula Convegni

Unimore - Via S. Geminiano, 3
Modena, Italia

This workshop will offer practical insights about advanced investigative practices and methods, based on the work and publications of Bellingcat, one of the most celebrated collectives operating in the field of open source investigations (OSINT). In particular, the workshop will offer an introduction to geolocating techniques and it will also provide an overview of case studies, based on some of Bellingcat’s recent work, spanning from the Ukraine conflict to the investigation of neonazi groups in the US and ISIS. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops in order to participate in some hands-on activities during the workshop.

All DIG Academy workshops are free of charge and also open to the lay public. Thanks to the patronage of the Ordine dei giornalisti dell’Emilia-Romagna, the Fondazione Ordine Giornalisti Emilia-Romagna, the Associazione della Stampa Emilia-Romagna (ASER) and the Federazione Nazionale Stampa Italiana (FNSI), the workshops also offer valid credits for journalists’ continuing education. Journalists interested in obtaining credits can register now on the https://formazionegiornalisti.it platform. The events, however, remain free access for all and sundry while places are available. Those who wish to attend without accreditation can come to the events without any registration.

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Aiganysh Aidarbekova


Aiganysh Aidarbekova joined Bellingcat in 2018 as an OSINT researcher and trainer from Kyrgyzstan. She conducts open source investigations ranging from corruption to flight tracking. Her recent works include QAnon conspiracies in Eastern Europe, conflict research in Tajikistan against minority…

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Valerio Bassan

DIG Vicepresident

Valerio Bassan is a journalist, digital strategist and media innovation expert. He works with international brands such as Forbes, Vice, Internazionale, Il Sole 24 Ore. He writes a newsletter on the future of media, Ellissi. He is the vice-president and…

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