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 and is the winner of the 2020 Scripps Howard Award for Innovation.
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.
Video Evidence Sheds Light On Executions Near Turkey-Syria Border
By examining satellite imagery and videos posted to social media, we can connect the dots between extrajudicial killings near the Turkey-Syria border.
'Non-Lethal' Crackdown On Protests Turns Deadly In Iraq
Photos and video evidence show an unexpected source of protester casualties: tear gas canisters fired directly into crowds.
We Found More Active Duty Military In Leaked Neo-Nazi Forum
We confirmed two more users of Iron March were active duty U.S. military personnel during their time using the neo-Nazi forum.
A Shot From Police Killed A Protester In Colombia. Here's How We Know.
Exclusive video evidence shows what led up to the fatal shooting of a protester in Colombia.
How A Shootout In Syria Shows A Precarious Position For US Troops
A meeting of U.S., Russian and Syrian troops at a checkpoint turned into a deadly confrontation for civilians.
Breaking Down The Disinformation Ecosystem Around Coronavirus
As the coronavirus sweeps across the globe, another kind of contagion is spreading as well — disinformation. Newsy and Bellingcat are here to help.
Here's How To Track The World When It Grinds To a Halt
Online tools and satellite imagery show us just how much less air and ground traffic there is in the time of coronavirus.
How One Greek Island Reveals Europe's Far-Right Nationalist Network
A small Greek island has become a magnet for Europe's far-right Identitarians — something that helps reveal what the network looks like.