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Who identified the men who poisoned Sergei Skripel in Salisbury, and Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny? Who figured out who shot down Flight MH17 over Ukraine? Who uncovered Assad’s use of chemical weapons in Syria? Not the CIA or GCSB, but Bellingcat, an open-source intelligence agency made up of citizen investigators armed with laptops and phones. Join founder Eliot Higgins for a candid conversation about his journey from school drop-out to thought-leader. He discusses Bellingcat’s latest work with our own investigative genius Nicky Hager, including the hunt for QAnon, the future of journalism, and whether the internet can actually be used for good.

Please note that this event no longer follows the Faraway Near format as originally advertised. Eliot Higgins will be appearing via video link, with Nicky Hager appearing in person.

Please note: All events are general admission seating. The safety of our audience is paramount: please arrive early, scan in and wear a mask. Audience numbers are capped under COVID Alert Level 2 and social distancing measures will be in place within each venue.

Saturday, 27 November
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū 11:00 am - 12:00 pm $25/23 (Service fees apply)

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