Hello!

Great that you took the time to have a look at my website. As you may have noticed, I am an open source investigative researcher and (photo)journalist. I primarily focus on conflict, security and development in both my photography and research work.

With regards to digital forensics, I contribute to the work of Bellingcat, Airwars, Hate Speech International, and others. But I do not only sit behind my laptop to conduct online investigations, as I have conducted fieldwork in a variety of conflict areas, including Syria, Iraq, and Ukraine.

As a digital nomad, my place of residence currently fluctuates but I'm regularly in the Netherlands, and other areas for my work. His work and travels have often been featured in (inter)national written and televised media, such as FRANCE24 and VPRO Tegenlicht, and his analytical work has been referred to by many different organisations, including Amnesty International and Financial Times. His reconstruction of the Turkish coup attempt won the Innovation Award of the European Press Prize in 2017.

Christiaan has spoken at many congresses and lectures about his work as well as his passion hitchhiking, including a TEDx talk. He also provides training in open source investigation and has given such workshops all around the world. 

Christiaan graduated from King's College London's Department of War Studies, after obtaining two bachelor degrees from the University of Groningen, namely International Relations as well as Philosophy of a Specific Discipline. Christiaan followed education in Modern Standard Arabic at both universities.


Feel free to contact me if you have any inquiries or questions by e-mail or via social media profiles.

E-mail for digital forensics related stuff: christiaantriebert@bellingcat.com
E-mail for everything else: christiaan.triebert@gmail.com
Twitter: @trbrtc
LinkedIn: Christiaan Triebert


Below is a selection of Christiaan's work, including talks and appearances in (inter)national media. 

Studying on the move (University of Groningen)
How can one combine an academic interest with a passion for travelling? This short report by my alma mater - the University of Groningen - about my hitchhiking trip from the Netherlands to South Africa, and how this was a perfect addition to my academicendeavours.

How talking to strangers can change your life (Discovery)
How a chat with a fellow traveler made me going to Iran with friends, eventually taking a portrait photo of a merchant in an old market. The story of one photograph, visualised and produced by Discovery Digital Networks.


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