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THE FARAWAY NEAR: ELIOT HIGGINS

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.

What is The Faraway Near? Our custom digital venue that has the intimacy of a night at the pub with friends – and a favourite writer. Find out more here.

Friday, 27th August
TSB Space, Tūranga, 60 Cathedral Square 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm $38/36 (Service fees apply)
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