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“Bellingcat – Truth In A Post-Truth World” documentary about investigative journalism wins International Emmy Award

The documentary follows an international team of citizen investigative journalists who are using their knowledge of social media, reconstruction techniques and audio analysis to conduct in-depth research
13:21, 28 November 2019

Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth World
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The Dutch documentary "Bellingcat – Truth In A Post-Truth World" about investigative journalists won an International Emmy Award in New York on Monday, the Academy’s official website reports. The research work described is called a “citizen investigative journalism” and goes into the investigation of the shootdown the Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17 and the poisoning of a Russian spy in the United Kingdom and others.

Bellingcat – Truth In A Post-Truth World follows an international team of citizen investigative journalists who are using their knowledge of social media, reconstruction techniques and audio analysis to conduct in-depth research. Directed by Hans Pool, the documentary navigates the idea of “citizen investigative journalism” and the importance of integrity in a world corrupted with fake news. Human Rights Watch explain “This highly skilled and controversial collective exposes the truth behind global news stories – from identifying the exact location of an Islamic State murder through analysis of a video distributed on YouTube, to tracking the story behind the mysterious poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in the UK – Bellingcat hunts down answers using social media, reconstruction techniques, and audio analysis.”

Bellingcat is an investigative journalism website that specializes in fact-checking and open-source intelligence. It was founded by the British journalist and former blogger Eliot Higgins in July 2014.

The Malaysia Airlines Boeing-777, which followed the МН17 flight Amsterdam (Netherlands) - Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), was shot down in the sky over the Donetsk region on July 17, 2014. 298 people were on board, all of them died.

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The JIT group (Joint Investigation Team), which includes prosecutors and representatives of other law enforcement agencies of Ukraine, the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and Malaysia, as well as representatives of the European Union, concluded that the MH17 was hit by a 9M38 series missile, which was launched from BUK-TELAR self-propelled firing system from an agricultural field in the area of ​​the Pervomaiske village. This area was under the control of militants.

Related: MH17 case: Germany responds to new accusations against Russia

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