Contributors

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Maxim Edwards

Maxim Edwards was an editor at Bellingcat from 2020 to 2024. His work as a journalist has focused on central and eastern European politics, nationalism and migration. He previously worked at openDemocracy (oDR), OCCRP and GlobalVoices.

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Aric Toler

Aric Toler was a researcher and trainer at Bellingcat from 2015 to 2023, and the organisation's first Director of Training & Research. He is currently a reporter at the New York Times.

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Eliot Higgins

Eliot Higgins is the founder of Bellingcat and the Brown Moses Blog. Eliot focuses on the weapons used in the conflict in Syria, and open source investigation tools and techniques.

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Logan Williams

Logan Williams is a senior data scientist, researcher, and software developer on Bellingcat's Investigative Technology Team. He also has a background in cartography, data visualisation and optics.

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Eoghan Macguire

Eoghan Macguire is lead editor at Bellingcat. He previously worked at CNN, NBC News and Storyful. Twitter: @eoghanmacguire.

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Contributors

Michael Sheldon

Michael Sheldon is a researcher for Bellingcat. He has a background in open source research and verification on the conflict in the Donbas. Prior to joining Bellingcat, Michael worked at the DFRLab.

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Bellingcat Investigation Team

The Bellingcat Investigation Team is an award winning group of volunteers and full time investigators who make up the core of the Bellingcat's investigative efforts.

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Ollie Ballinger

Ollie is a Lecturer in Geocomputation at University College London’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (@oballinger).

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Benjamin Strick

Benjamin Strick is a digital investigator with a background in law, military and technology and is the Director of Investigations for the Centre for Information Resilience. He specialises in open source intelligence (OSINT), satellite imagery, influe

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Christopher Giles

Christopher Giles is an open-source reporter who covers conflict, climate and online harm using remote sensing and network mapping. His work has been featured on the BBC, the Stanford Internet Observatory and CNN International.

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Christo Grozev

Christo Grozev is a member of Bellingcat Productions, which looks to translate Bellingcat investigations into a range of new media products. He was the Lead Russia Researcher at Bellingcat until February 2023. His investigations into the identity of

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