ideas zone: Bellingcat Digital Investigation & Verification Workshop

iMEdD in collaboration with Bellingcat organizes a cycle of four, two-hour-long workshops to familiarize journalists with digital tools and methods used in journalistic investigation and verification, such as digital footprint tracing, advanced search and authentication techniques, geolocation, facial recognition, and social media analysis.

The application process ends on Monday, April 19 at 23:59 pm.

The workshops will take place every Tuesday and Thursday for the second and fourth week of May and will involve a limited number of participants who will be selected by the organization, based on the information submitted in the application form.

Those interested can be experienced media professionals, young journalists, as well as journalism students, and it is a prerequisite to attend all the workshops of the entire series.

In particular, the workshops will take place at the following hours and days on the online Zoom platform.

  • Tuesday May 11, 2021, 5-7 p.m. (CET)

Introduction to OSINT, Search fundamentals & Verification

  • Thursday May 13, 2021, 5-7 p.m. (CET)

Verification & Geolocation

  • Tuesday May 25, 2021, 5-7 p.m. (CET)

Digital footprint tracing & social network analysis

  • Thursday May 27, 2021, 5-7 p.m. (CET)

Further social network analysis & facial recognition in investigations

The workshop cycle will be conducted in English, live and online, with access codes that will be sent directly to participants. A certificate of attendance will also be provided upon completion.

About Bellingcat: 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, they operate in a unique field where advanced technology, forensic research, journalism, investigations, transparency and accountability come together.