NOTE: This webinar will be in English and Russian.
In December 2020, investigative outlets Bellingcat (the Netherlands), The Insider (Russia) and Der Spiegel (Germany) jointly published a report revealing the names and ranks of officers in the Russian intelligence agency FSB who allegedly were involved in the poisoning of opposition figure Alexey Navalny.
The data that backs up the investigation – flight manifests, phone bills and other documents – was obtained on the Russian black market. The research methodology, detailed by Bellingcat in “Hunting the Hunters,” has since sparked a public debate about the ethics of buying personal information.
In this GIJN webinar, we bring together the authors of this investigation and an expert on media ethics who also has long experience overseeing investigative programs. They will discuss how far journalists should go when there is evidence suggesting a crime may have been instigated or committed by government authorities.
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