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We use open source information to break critical global stories. Let's fight for truth in a world of "alternative facts" and fake news.
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    Molly Crabapple poster

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    *The poster is based on a hand-drawn piece of art capturing the classic fable behind Bellingcat. Called "an emblem of the way art can break out of the gilded gallery" by the New Republic, Molly has drawn in Guantanamo Bay, Abu Dhabi's migrant labor camps, and with rebels in Syria. Please visit her website for samples of her artistic style: www.mollycrabapple.com

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    Bellingcat mug + t-shirt

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    Two Bellingcat t-shirts

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    Both Kickstarter posters

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    Limited edition print by Abdalla Omari

    You’ll receive a limited edition (1 of just 10 copies), A2 sized print entitled "The Boat"* based on a mural by the incredible Syrian artist Abdalla Omari **

    *"The Boat" mural serves as an active reminder of the huge need to support the Syrian refugees and the displaced. It is on view in CC.Strombeek, Belgium until October 2017. (http://www.ccstrombeek.be/nl/voorstelling/2039/de-wand-abdalla-omari-the-boat)

    **Syrian painter, performing artist and filmmaker Abdalla Omari was born in Damascus in 1986. In 2009, Omari simultaneously graduated from the Damascus University with a degree in English Literature and the Adham Ismail Institute for Visual Arts. Omari was recently granted asylum in Belgium and he currently lives and works in Brussels. In response to the conflict in Syria, Omari has initiated a project in support of Syrian children called "Charms of War" attempting to highlight the destructive impact of war on the lives of Syrian children. For more info on Omari, please visit his website (http://www.abdallaomari.com/).

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    Bellingcat brand sponsor level 1

    If you or your like-minded institution believe in this project and its mission we’d love for you to join us as a sponsor. For a week we'll feature your brand in a banner at the top of every page on our site.

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    Bellingcat brand sponsor level 2

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    Limited edition poster by Fares Cachoux

    You’ll receive a limited edition (1 of just 10 copies in the world), hand signed 60x80cm poster entitled “Seagull in the Mediterranean Sea”* by the incredible Syrian artist Fares Cachoux.**

    *"Seagull in the Mediterranean Sea" confronts the Syrian refugee crisis. The text that coincides with the piece reads "The sea is a cemetery for the innumerable migrants who try to cross it, to escape death... she waits for them, in the abyss of the waves of the Mediterranean." You can find a photo of the poster on our campaign page and on www.farescachoux.com.

    **"Fares Cachoux, a Syrian artist and graphic designer from Homs, is perhaps one of the most internationally recognized names in the Syrian visual arts scene. He was dubbed the “Designer of The Revolution” for his series of simple, yet powerful posters that offer a timeline of the country’s journey from civil uprising to bloody civil war. Cachoux’s works have been showcased in numerous art galleries and exhibitions in Europe, where he hopes the world will see the heartbreaking story of his people and his country. His striking artworks capture everything – from the Syrian government’s crackdown on activists, the Houla massacre, the rise of Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS, and the Russian government’s support of Assad." Read more in the Huffington Post (http://huff.to/2nGFZ60).

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    Limited print by Navine G. Khan-Dossos

    You’ll receive a hand-finished limited edition print titled "The Hills of Raqqa"* by activist artist Navine G. Khan-Dossos**, made specially for Bellingcat
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    *"The Hills of Raqqa" is a hand finished limited edition print by Navine G. Khan-Dossos made specially for Bellingcat. Commissioned by Witte de With in Rotterdam (NL), My TV Ain’t HD It’s Too Real was a site-specific mural painting that started with a direct reference to the research done by Eliot Higgins using geo-location. This new print combines the stencil used to make that wall painting made up of diagrams of satellites that let us see the earth from above, as well as the landscape as seen from the ground, bringing together machine vision and human sight. The work of Bellingcat has been crucial to the practice of Khan-Dossos in how she has been able to make new images that integrate investigative journalism into the process of making art about the world we live in today.

    **Navine G. Khan-Dossos’s painting practice is based on a rigorous training in Islamic art and History of Art. But instead of following the expected religious, cultural or academic frameworks of these modes, she has asked more of her work. She is constantly dealing with the complexities of Orientalism and Other, in both historical and contemporary. Please visit her website for samples of her artistic style: http://www.khandossos.com/

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