by and for citizen investigative journalists

Category: UK & Europe

August 13, 2015

By Eliot Higgins

Billy Six Interview – Investigating the Luhansk MH17 Buk Video

Freelance journalist Billy Six has recently come to the attention of the world’s media after publishing previously unpublished footage of the MH17 crash site filmed shortly after impact, as well as featuring in Russia Today’s recent MH17 documentary. In this interview with Bellingcat, Billy Six details some of his other investigations into the events surrounding the downing of Flight MH17

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July 25, 2015

By Eliot Higgins

Ukraine’s Dnipro Battalion Combines Drone Footage with Open Source Intelligence

Early this week Ukraine’s Dnipro Battalion produced a rather unusual video on their YouTube channel. The battalion has released a number of videos containing drone footage of Russian-backed separatists positions in the past, but this new video contained something unusual: The video opens with the question “Where does the terrorist Givi celebrate his birthday?”, “Givi”…

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July 24, 2015

By Bellingcat

Grand Theft Moldova

The bank theft was so outsized and bold that citizens of the Republic of Moldova came out in the streets this past May by the thousands to protest: “We want our billion back!”

They used the number — US$ 1 billion – that news accounts reported had gone missing from three Moldovan banks in November of 2014. Unsure who to blame, the protestors denounced the government, politicians, banks and organized crime.

The theft was a serious setback for Moldova, one of Europe’s poorest countries, with a gross domestic product of only US$ 8 billion and an average wage of US$ 200 per month.

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July 16, 2015

By Aric Toler

MH17 In Their Own Words: Witness Testimonies on Social Media from July 17th, 2014

On July 17, Bellingcat conducted a reenactment of the social media reaction to the MH17 disaster from the account @mh17live. All of the information here, along with many other reactions and speculations from 1 year ago, was retweeted and translated on this account. Этот пост также доступен на русском языке в переводе “Радио Свобода” In the days…

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