Coming February 11th 2021 – We Are Bellingcat An Intelligence Agency for the People by Bellingcat founder Eliot Higgins
After the Russian suspects in the Salisbury poisoning appeared on television, it took just under two weeks for the real identity of one of them to be revealed. This huge investigative coup wasn’t pulled off by an intelligence organisation or a traditional news outlet. Instead it was made by Bellingcat, the open-source investigative unit that is redefining the way we think about news, politics and the digital future.We Are Bellingcat tells the story of how a school dropout created a whole new category of information-gathering and galvanised citizen journalists to solve some of the biggest stories of our time, using just their computer screens. It charts the tools that have developed for analysing data since the 1990s, from geo-location software that can pinpoint a precise place, to an app that can identify to the half hour the time of day when a photograph was taken. And it digs deep into some of Bellingcat’s most successful investigations – the truth about the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over the Ukraine, the sourcing of weapons in the Syrian Civil War, scoops into journalistic phone hacking – with the drama and detail of a crime novel.
“The blogger who tracks Syrian rockets from his sofa” – Daily Telegraph“Taking on the Krelim from his couch … Eliot Higgins and Bellingcat are fighting Vladimir Putin and his ilk, using little more than computers and smartphones” – Foreign Policy
We Are Bellingcat is available for pre-order in the US and UK, with translated versions in Russian, Dutch, Japanese and other languages coming soon. You can pre-order from the following sites:
Barnes & Noble