“Bellingcat and the rise of open source journalism”
Eoghan MacGuire is Lead Editor at Bellingcat. He previously worked for CNN and NBC News
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 – from Mexican drug lords and crimes against humanity, to tracking the use of chemical weapons and conflicts worldwide. With staff and contributors in more than 20 countries around the world, Bellingcat operates in a unique field where advanced technology, forensic research, journalism, investigations, transparency and accountability come together.
Bellingcat’s most significant publications have included identifying a key suspect in the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 investigation as a high-ranking Russian intelligence officer, and identifying suspects in the Skripals poisoning as Russian intelligence officers as well. Their reporting has also been covered extensively by a range of international news media. For more information about the work of Bellingcat.