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Meet the Speakers

Aida Kokanovic has fallen in love with investigative journalism through investigation of corruption and drug crimes. She has participated in various OSINT investigations, aiding colleagues around the world with research. She is in the process of finishing her master’s degree in journalism and social studies at Roskilde University in Denmark and currently works at Danish Broadcast Organization as an investigative journalist. Her career goal is to catch bad guys and make OSINT tools easy to find and use for all investigative journalists.

Brian Perlman is an open-source intelligence and geospatial intelligence analyst with a focus on international human rights violations. Prior to his current position, he was a Berlin-based Fulbright scholar in the Young Professional Journalist program sponsored by the German-American Fulbright Commission. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, and worked as a manager at the Human Rights Center at Berkeley Law, where he led a team of student researchers investigating attacks on Syrian healthcare infrastructure. His written work has been published in BMJ Global Health, Bellingcat, The New York Times, the Global Investigative Journalism Network, and elsewhere and has been translated into French, Spanish, Russian, Indonesian, Turkish, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, and Bengali. He is a LEVA Certified Forensic Video Technician, an FAA Commercial Pilot certificate holder, and a U.S. military veteran.