Award-winning investigative journalist, and founder of the Brown Moses Blog and Bellingcat, Eliot Higgins examines the way in which a wealth of open source information is changing the way we understand conflict, and the implications in a range of fields, from journalism tojustice and accountability.
Eliot Higgins publishes the work of an international alliance of fellow investigators using freely available online information. He has helped inaugurate open-source and social media investigations by trawling through vast amounts of data uploaded constantly on to the web and social media sites. His inquiries have revealed extraordinary findings on subjects such as the downing of flight MH17 in Ukraine and the August 21, 2013 Sarin attacks in Damascus. Higgins is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab, research fellow at UC Berkeley School of Law, and visiting fellow at King's College London's War Studies department.