Additional London 5 Day Workshop Announced for July and US Workshop News

Due to high demand, Bellingcat will be offering an additional London workshop on the week of July 9th to 13th. In addition, we are currently measuring interest for workshops in Washington, New York, and San Francisco. If you are interested in potentially participating in a 5 day Bellingcat workshop in one of those 3 cities please email with the description “Washington/New York/San Francisco (delete as appropriate) workshop interest” and we’ll add you on a mailing list so we can inform you if we’ll be holding those workshops.

If you wish to attend the July 9th to 13th workshop in London the workshop details are as follows:

The workshop will be split into two main sections. The first three days will be dedicated to teaching participants a range of open source investigation skills, with case studies and practical examples focused on topics including conflict, crime, corruption, and fake news. The first two days will focus on investigations of videos and photographic content, and the third day will focus on social media investigation with Henk Van Ess.

The last two days allow participant to apply those skills to topics of their choice, with assistance from the workshop leaders and Bellingcat team members. On the final day, the progress of these projects will be presented to the group and future steps in the investigation will be discussed. Where possible and desirable for the participants, Bellingcat will provide additional help with those investigations after the workshop is concluded.

The intention of the workshop is to teach participants the core skills required for open source investigation, giving them sufficient time with practical examples to develop solid investigative experience, and teach a range of tools and methodologies that can be applied to their own work.

Each workshop is £1800 (including VAT) per person, and this covers the cost of the 5 day workshop. It does not cover participants accommodation or travel costs.

If you wish to participate, please send the following information to

  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Billing address
  • Contact email
  • Contact phone number (mobile/landline)
  • Food allergies/intolerance
  • What three things would you like to learn on this course?