Open Source Intelligence and Research Skills

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Open Source Intelligence and Research Skills

Tuesday, 19 February, 2019 - 12:00 to 16:30
David Hume Tower - LG.11 Central Area

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*Please note that this event takes place over two days. You should book in for both dates.*

Troubled by 'fake news'? Interested in improving research skills for work or school? Do you want to hold the powerful accountable?

If so, then this event is for you! Over two days, we will be running a workshop designed to teach participants the basic techniques of open source intelligence. At the end of the event, participants should have the knowledge to conduct their own independent investigations to verify claims made in the news, all using publically available sources of information.

In this workshop, you will train in a variety of open source techniques to verify information and discover more facts from sources that are otherwise difficult to use, like foreign language media or government archives. Participants will learn how to verify claims in news sources and government speeches, identify photographs, derive information from satellite images, navigate government achieves, and get information from foreign language news sources and websites. All of these skills will allow participants to verify news and information, and give them additional tools for research in their studies or professions.

Doing exercises and going through completed exercises as a group will take up the majority of the workshop, so that participants will get real hands-on experience working with the techniques of research they are learning about.

There are 22 places available

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