Meet the verifiers: Veli-Pekka Kivimäki investigates the downing of MH17

Veli-Pekka Kivimäki works for Microsoft as his day job but in his spare time is involved with Bellingcat, a platform for journalists launched in 2014 around the same time as Malaysian airliner MH17 was shot down over the Ukraine. In this Skype interview he demonstrates how Bellingcat’s online Ukraine Conflict Vehicle Tracker has also been involved, for example, in identifying military threats, and how sightings are verified. Using screencasts of verification processes, we get insight into such processes, that you might apply in your own journalism practice.