Digital Eye

Ukraine: The New Satellite War

"Digital Eye" is an investigative journalism program making full use of geospatial and open source data to seek the truth behind important social issues. The program will use satellite images, social-media analysis and other advanced investigative tools to take an in-depth look at issues.

Digital Eye focuses on Ukraine. The Ukraine crisis may be the first war being reported almost simultaneously ― by satellite and social media. Satellite imagery has helped reveal Russian troop movements and the destruction and humanitarian crisis. With communication satellites, Ukrainians are using smartphones to share photos and videos around the world. Professionals and ordinary citizens collaborate using satellite technology to conduct Open Source Intelligence. This documentary will look at how satellite technologies changed the war.