Bellingcat Online Charity Workshop - RuNet (4 hour)

Friday, 07 May 2021 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM [CEST]

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Participant Bellingcat Online Workshop Incl. 21% VAT PARTIAL APPROVAL - €249.00

The ticket price is inclusive of 21% VAT and a 3% credit card / pay pal processing fee. All individuals applying for this course are subject to the Dutch VAT of 21%. If your application is paid for by a company to whom different VAT rules apply, please mention your VAT number in the registration form, after which we will send you a separate invoice. Please note that this event requires you to register before purchasing your ticket. This means you will not be required to pay before we approve the current registration request.

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Friday, 07 May 2021 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM [CEST]

This event is not actually sold out! We are just changing our registration method. See below:

To register for this event, please send either 200 EUR or 200 USD in a one-time donation (please check this is not monthly so you do not accidentally set a $2400/year donation!) to donation:

After this, please send a receipt of your donation to us at either or to the trainer directly at Once we receive your receipt, we will send you information for Friday's webinar. For any questions, please send a message to one of the two aforementioned emails.


All profits from this workshop (up to approximately 5500 EUR, if we fill every seat) will be donated to Meduza, one of Russia's most important investigative news outlets that is currently under attack from the Russian government. From Meduza's page:

"The Russian authorities are trying to kill Meduza. The Justice Ministry has labeled us a “foreign agent,” chasing away our advertisers. This means we will run out of money. We are already running out of money. But we have you — our readers. Help us save Meduza!"

You can directly support Meduza here:


This workshop focusses on conducting research on the Russian-language internet (RuNet), taking place on May 7, from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM CEST (Amsterdam) / 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT (New York), and covers the following topics:

Conducting research on the RuNet: 

  • Researching topics in Russia, Ukraine, and other post-Soviet states via the Russian-language internet (RuNet)
  • Using Russian-language social networks and other platforms commonly used in post-Soviet states
  • Navigating data leaks from post-Soviet states
  • Facial recognition capabilities and pitfalls on the RuNet





Please note: a basic reading knowledge of Russian language is strongly recommended!

Cancellation policy

- You will be registered as a participant only after we have received full payment of the workshop fee;

- If you cancel your registration up to one week before the start of the workshop, you will be refunded the total workshop fee, minus EUR 25 / USD 30 (administrative costs);

- If you cancel within six to two days before the start of the workshop, you will be reimbursed 50% of the workshop fee. If we are able to replace you with a waiting list candidate, then the total fee (minus Eur 25 / USD 30 administrative costs) will be refunded.


Bellingcat is an international collective of researchers and citizen journalists using digital verifiable information to investigate a broad range of topics and uncover wrongdoing. Our research is based on facts and evidence and we publish articles with the aim to find objective truth and advance justice, transparency and accountability. We cooperate, share and train others to spread our knowledge, build networks and expand the online open source community.

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Aric Toler
Director of Research & Training

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Director of Research & Training