Harriet Green

Book Club

Welcome to our International Book Club!
I'm so excited by your inputs and inspiring participation this far. 🌟Thank you.

I have always been an avid reader and as a lifelong learner, I love getting lost and learning so much in a good book and I know many of you do too!

The books we will be reading (one per month) are selected on two key criteria: the book must be available globally and not published before March 2020. I'm really keen to share texts that are relevant for the new Covid world we live in so that we can build back better with relevant learnings and insights. The books can be either fiction or non-fiction.

If you have any recommendations, please do get in touch! I would love your insights and enthusiasm.

What we're reading in March 2021.

The book club choice for this month is we are bellingcat.

I hope you will join me in reading and reviewing this book  – it's a fascinating read about a collective group researchers, investigators and citizen journalists using open-source and social media investigation to probe some of the world’s most pressing stories.

I will post my own review in a couple of weeks. Make sure you come back to this page to join in the conversation… we will shortly open up a specific page for discussion which I am so excited about.

Here's the official book description to whet your appetite:

How did a collective of self-taught internet sleuths end up solving some of the biggest crimes of our time?

Bellingcat, the home-grown investigative unit, is redefining the way we think about news, politics and the digital future. Here, their founder – a high-school dropout on a kitchen laptop – tells the story of how they created a whole new category of information-gathering, galvanising citizen journalists across the globe to expose war crimes and pick apart disinformation, using just their computers.

From the downing of Malaysia Flight 17 over the Ukraine to the sourcing of weapons in the Syrian Civil War and the identification of the Salisbury poisoners, We Are Bellingcat digs deep into some of Bellingcat's most successful investigations. It explores the most cutting-edge tools for analysing data, from virtual-reality software that can build photorealistic 3D models of a crime scene, to apps that can identify exactly what time of day a photograph was taken.

In our age of uncertain truths, Bellingcat is what the world needs right now – an intelligence agency by the people, for the people.

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March 2021

we are bellingcat

By Eliot Higgins

February 2021

The Leader's Guide to Unconcious Bias

By Pamela Fuller, Mark Murphy & Anne Chow