These open-source visual investigations use satellite imagery, social media, and online tools to shed light on international conflict — from tracking weapon supplies to debunking government claims. This series is a partnership of Newsy and the investigative journalism outlet Bellingcat.
Who Shot Down MH17? These Are The Rebels Linked To The Massacre
A new investigation from Newsy's partner Bellingcat reveals the names of separatists linked to the downing of MH17 in Eastern Ukraine in 2014.
Who Set Fire To Venezuela Aid? New Footage Gives A Clearer Picture
From Newsy and Bellingcat, video footage taken the day three aid trucks were burned on the Venezuelan border sheds more light on who started the fire.
How Digital Detective Work Debunks Russia's Claims On White Helmets
From Newsy and Bellingcat, satellite imagery and social media sleuthing pulls back the curtain on a coordinated disinformation campaign.
Saudi Arabia's Air Strikes Are Killing Civilians With U.S. Weapons
Despite Saudi Arabia's claims, open source evidence shows many airstrikes are killing civilians — and U.S. weapons are being used to do it.