Eliot Higgins Keynote Speaker

  • Founder of Investigative Journalism Platform 'Bellingcat'
  • Author of 'We Are Bellingcat: An Intelligence Agency for the People'
  • Named in Politico Europe's 2021 top 28 most influential people in Europe in the "Disrupters" category

Eliot Higgins's Biography

Eliot Higgins is an award-winning journalist and founder of the investigative journalism platform, Bellingcat.

Bellingcat is a fact-checking platform that uses open-source intelligence including videos, maps and pictures to enable citizen journalism on international affairs. Primarily focused on Syria and the Middle East, examples of investigations include into the Syrian Civil War, Malaysia Air Flight 17 and the poisoning of Russian dissident Sergei Skripal.

Originally started as a blog to investigate issues in the Middle East under the pseudonym Brown Moses, Eliot’s venture soon began to attract a considerable following across the world. Today Bellingcat reports are used by myriad media outlets and agencies across the globe to enable better understanding of conflicts in the region and highlight underreported stories.

Eliot was named one of Foreign Policy magazine’s Global Thinkers in 2019 and one of Politico Europe’s top 28 most influential people in Europe in the “Disrupters” category in 2021. He was also awarded the Hanns Joachim Friedrichs Award for excellence in journalism in 2015. 

He is the author of ‘We Are Bellingcat: An Intelligence Agency for the People‘ (paperback -2022) , a Sunday Times best seller.

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Eliot Higgins's Speaking Topics

• Investigative Citizen Journalism

• Geomapping and Social media

• Middle Eastern Relations

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Videos of Eliot Higgins

We Are Bellingcat: An Intelligence Agency for the People | Talks at Google
We Are Bellingcat: An Intelligence Agency for the People | Talks at Google
Finding truth in a post-truth world | Elliot Higgins | TEDxAmsterdam
Finding truth in a post-truth world | Elliot Higgins | TEDxAmsterdam

Articles, Media & Podcasts

Books by Eliot Higgins

We Are Bellingcat: An Intelligence Agency for the People

Comments & Testimonials

'Tells the story of the most innovative practitioners of open-source intelligence and online journalism in the world'
Anne Applebaum
'Higgins is one of the internet’s good guys — a champion of truth in a post-truth world'
Financial Times

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