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bellingcat.com will unite citizen investigative journalists to use open source information to report on issues that are being ignored.
bellingcat.com will unite citizen investigative journalists to use open source information to report on issues that are being ignored.
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    EXCLUSIVE BETA ACCESS: Within 24 hours, we will give you exclusive access to the beta version of bellingcat.com. We will also add your name to a list of supporters worldwide who helped make this happen in a special section of the website. We’re a team and you’re a part of it.

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    VIDEO DEMO: A 15 minute video introduction to open source information and verification available online. Plus above.

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    STICK TOGETHER: What’s a blogger without their laptop (and some swag for it)? Receive a vinyl sticker pack of the Bellingcat logo to apply to the back of your laptop or anywhere! Plus all the above.

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    T-TIME: Receive a custom designed Bellingcat t-shirt and wear the cause right on your chest. Plus all of the above.

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    INVESTIGATIVE STARTER KIT: Want to know how others have used open source tools to break news stories? We’ll send you an hour long video on open source information, verification techniques (and much more), in addition to the £15 reward. Plus two extensive podcasts where Eliot will talk at length about 1) the start of the Brown Moses Blog to Bellingcat and 2) a discussion about open source information with a variety of Bellingcat contributors. AND exclusive access to the beta version of the website.

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    The £50 reward level. Plus exclusive beta access, the sticker pack, and t-shirt.

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    SKYPE 1-ON-1 WITH ELIOT: Have some questions specific to your own experience? Eliot is only one Skype call away and more than happy to talk to you, answer questions, and offer advice. Plus all the above.

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    SKYPE 1-ON-1 WITH PETER JUKES: Sourcing others and helping each other is what Bellingcat is all about. Skype with Peter Jukes, the man behind live tweeting the UK phone hacking scandal. Plus all the above (except the other £250 reward).

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    SPONSOR: Sponsor one episode of the Brown Moses Blog podcast, with the sponsorship message at the start, middle, and end of the podcast. Plus all the above.

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    BROWN MOSES PRESENTS (Local to UK): In the past two years Eliot has spoken at numerous events and been interviewed by countless top publications. Now it’s your turn to hear from him. For your contribution, Eliot will deliver a keynote presentation about open source, his work, activism, and issues important to you specifically. (Transportation and accomodation costs not included.)

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    PEN TO PAPER BY MOLLY CRABAPPLE: Receive a one of a kind 5.5 x 8 ink hand-drawn piece of art by Molly Crabapple 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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    BROWN MOSES PRESENTS (Anywhere in Europe): In the past two years Eliot has spoken at numerous events and been interviewed by countless top publications. Now it’s your turn to hear from him. For your contribution, Eliot will deliver a keynote presentation about open source, his work, activism, and issues important to you specifically. (Transportation and accomodation costs not included.)

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    BROWN MOSES PRESENTS (Rest of the World): In the past two years Eliot has spoken at numerous events and been interviewed by countless top publications. Now it’s your turn to hear from him. For your contribution, Eliot will deliver a keynote presentation about open source, his work, activism, and issues important to you specifically. (Transportation and accomodation costs not included.)

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    BELLINGCAT BRAND SPONSOR: 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 month we will feature your brand under the contributor profile on each post, on every email alert, and daily Tweet.

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