THE CONVERSATION: Colonel Chepiga: who really identified the Skripal poisoner and why it matters

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Release date: 3/10/2018

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Where exactly does our news come from? And are those who unearth it getting fair credit? As media consumers, these are questions we should be asking on a regular basis.

Take the case of “Colonel Chepiga”. The BBC reported on September 27 that “Ruslan Boshirov”, one of the suspects accused by the UK government of poisoning Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury is, apparently, a highly-decorated colonel of Russia’s foreign military intelligence agency named Anatoliy Chepiga. According to BBC News, the revelation was the result of the work of a British online citizen investigative journalistic site, Bellingcat – and the BBC interviewed its founder, Eliot Higgins.

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TitleColonel Chepiga: who really identified the Skripal poisoner and why it matters
Media name/outletThe Conversation
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date3/10/18
DescriptionWhere exactly does our news come from? And are those who unearth it getting fair credit? As media consumers, these are questions we should be asking on a regular basis.

Take the case of “Colonel Chepiga”. The BBC reported on September 27 that “Ruslan Boshirov”, one of the suspects accused by the UK government of poisoning Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury is, apparently, a highly-decorated colonel of Russia’s foreign military intelligence agency named Anatoliy Chepiga. According to BBC News, the revelation was the result of the work of a British online citizen investigative journalistic site, Bellingcat – and the BBC interviewed its founder, Eliot Higgins.
URLhttps://theconversation.com/colonel-chepiga-who-really-identified-the-skripal-poisoner-and-why-it-matters-104275
PersonsVera Tolz-Zilitinkevic