Eliot Higgins

Brown Moses blog

Eliot Higgins, pseudonym Brown Moses (from the Frank Zappa song), is an English blogger and online researcher. Although he has never been to Syria, speaks no Arabic and possesses no formal military or journalistic training, his Brown Moses blog, which he started in March 2012, has become a key source of information for journalists worldwide on the weapons being used in the Syrian civil war. Some of the videos uncovered and documented by Brown Moses include the use of cluster bombs in 2012, which the Syrian government denied using, the use of so-called "barrel bombs", which the Russians denied existed, and the proliferation of Croatian-made weapons, a story later picked up by The New York Times.

For further information on Eliot Higgins see the November 2013 articles by Bianca Bosker and Mathew Ingram.

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