UK-based blogger Eliot Higgin, aka Brown Moses, is one of the protagonists of the second episode of the series. Eliot created as a hobby after his daughter was born in Leicester. A year or so later, having sifted daily through hundreds of YouTube videos coming out of the Syrian conflict, he has become a trusted go-to source on the arms used by all sides in the civil war.
A masterclass in finding the detail among the noise of social media, and much-needed cooperation between professional and citizen journalists. Eliot often posts about the process he uses to analyse andthe videos he finds. His greatest scoops have been uncovering smuggling routes bringing Croatian arms into Syria, confirmed by a subsequent full-blown , and the use of cluster munitions.
Brown Moses also tweets his finds @Brown_Moses