Acclaimed citizen journalist Eliot Higgins (a.k.a. Brown Moses) investigates news from global trouble spots where other journalists fear to tread – but all via the Internet from his house in Leicester. His sleuthing of weapons usage and terrorism in Syria and Ukraine has let to questions in parliament, coverage in the Guardian and New York Times, as well as acclaim from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.
Eliot will be talking about his new project Bellingcat.com which has just raised £50,000 on Kickstarter to unite citizen journalists, providing them with open source information, collaboration and training to report issues that are being ignored.
Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (BST)
31 Rutland Street
LE1 1RE Leicester