Risk Assessment: Getting Started
Prepare for your assignment by undertaking a risk assessment.
The risks faced by journalists reporting on conflict, crime and corruption around the world are increasing all the time. But there are precautions you can take to help ensure you stay as safe as possible.
Working independently, and often alone, freelancers can be very vulnerable. Whether you are providing the pictures and stories that international broadcasters, newspapers and agencies rely on or informing the public in your own country, you may often risk injury, threats, psychological effects, kidnap or murder. This resource will help you recognise, manage and minimise these risks when preparing for your next assignment.
It’s important to remember that PHYSICAL, DIGITAL and PSYCHOLOGICAL risk are all inextricably linked. Consider each element, but also how they impact each other, when assessing risk.