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Benjamin Strick

Open Source Investigator BBC


Benjamin Strick is an open source investigator with BBC Africa Eye specialising in data analysis, networks, geospatial intelligence and conflict. He worked on the Peabody Award-winning Anatomy of a Killing, Turkey's Ghost Ships, Sudan’s Secret Hit Squads, and Sudan’s Livestream Massacre and has been the lead trainer/investigator for the EUArms Bellingcat collaboration project.

Ben has investigated for online investigations site Bellingcat, providing case studies on satellite image filtering, geospatial intelligence and bot network analysis. He has a background in law and the military, and focusses on using OSINT/GEOINT and intelligence methods for good, through human rights, conflict, and privacy.