Film & Lecture: ‘Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World’, on 16 April

Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World explores the promise of open source investigation, taking viewers inside the exclusive world of the “citizen investigative journalist” collective known as Bellingcat. Q&A with Christiaan Triebert, investigative journalist for Bellingcat.

When: Tuesday 16 April, 19.30
Where: Lumière Cinema, Bassin 88

Tickets prices: students € 5, others € 9,80.

While the major news organisations are still checking the facts using their own established sources, clever internet users are discovering that there are also smarter and more accurate ways to do it yourself. This documentary follows an international team of citizen investigative journalists who are using their knowledge of social media, reconstruction techniques and audio analysis to conduct in-depth research, for instance on Syrian war crimes.

This programme is in cooperation with Lumière Cinema. After the screening there will be a Q&A with Christiaan Triebert via Skype. Triebert is an investigative journalist and works for the open source investigation collective Bellingcat, where he conducts research by using open sources such as images from social media, webcams and Google Maps.

Bellingcat publishes many articles about human rights violations, such as the MH17 disaster and the wars in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine. In 2017, Christiaan won the Innovation Award of the European Press Prize for his reconstruction of the coup in Turkey in 2016.

Christiaan writes regularly for The New York Times. He was on the front page of The New York Times investigating the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Turkey in 2018.

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