Aiganysh Aidarbekova is a researcher and trainer of Bellingcat. She has conducted open source investigations ranging from corruption in Central Asia to conspiracies in Europe. Aiganysh is also part of Bellingcat's TechTeam project which specializes in data driven investigations and tool development. She has also trained hundreds of journalists and activists from London to Bishkek to Sydney.
The talk is on Introduction to opens source investigations. Aiganysh will explain what "open source" is, what kind of research you can do with it, and the challenges it entails from Bellingcat's experience. The presentation will be full of case studies and exercises such as geolocating ISIS supporters from Twitter and identifying neo-nazi criminals in the US.
Workshop on how to geolocate photos and videos from Bellingcat's experience. We will explore why geolocation can be crucial for investigations, verification, justice and accountability. In this workshop you will learn simple steps such as reverse image searching, paying attention to identifiable details, finding reference materials to determine the needed coordinates. The participants will be able to practice the learnt methods right away with exercises provided during the workshop. If you want to do the exercises, having a laptop or sharing one is required.