CHRISTO GROZEV IN CONVERSATION WITH DESSY GAVRILIVA
SONNTAG, 2.10. 2022 / 18h30,
AKADEMIE DER BILDENDEN KÜNSTE WIEN, AULA
In today’s increasingly digitized and IT-connected world, there are fears that technology is eclipsing humanity. But the abundance of data can also be utilized for the causes of justice and civil rights. It only took a few individuals with a Sherlock Holmes-like sleuthing sense, a laptop and a keen sense of justice to prove that the Malaysia Airlines flight was downed by Russian-armed forces in Ukraine in 2014, to reveal the GRU-officers behind the coup plot in Montenegro in 2016, and to identify the Russian state-employed Novichok poisoners of the Skripals and Alexei Navalny. In conversation with Vienna Humanities Festival co-founder DESSY GAVRILOVA, Bellingcat’s executive director and star journalist CHRISTO GROZEV unveils the stories, methods, and motivations behind open-source, big data-based investigative journalism.
/ In English
Christo Grozev is lead Russia investigator with Bellingcat, focusing on security threats, extraterritorial clandestine operations, and the weaponization of information. His investigations into the identity of the suspects in the 2018 Novichok poisonings in the UK earned him and his team the European Prize for Investigative Journalism.