Benjamin Strick

BBC Africa Eye

Benjamin Strick is an open source investigative journalist with BBC Africa Eye specialising in geospatial intelligence, geolocation and chronolocation. He worked on the Peabody Award-winning Anatomy of a Killing, Sudan’s Secret Hit Squads, and Sudan’s Livestream Massacre and has been the lead trainer/investigator for the EUArms Bellingcat collaboration project and lead investigator on Italy’s trade with Russia which allowed Syrian Army militia to be armed with Italian vehicles.

Ben has investigated for online investigations site Bellingcat, providing case studies on satellite image filtering, geospatial intelligence and bot network analysis. He has a background in law and the military, and focusses on using OSINT/GEOINT and intelligence methods for good, through human rights, conflict, and privacy.

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