Risk is inherited

Investigating wrongdoings is a risky business. Unfortunately, individual investigators rarely have the resources and guidance to comprehensively assess and mitigate their risks. This talk draws on the expertise of professionals and scholars specialised in societal risks, such as disasters or conflicts. Watch Leopold Salzenstein provide an introduction to the concept of risk and present a practical method to help individuals or small teams manage the risks of their investigation.

About the Speaker:

Leopold Salzenstein is a freelance investigative journalist focusing on climate change and societal safety. His work has been published in various online media, such as Mongabay, Carbon Tracker and The Local. He is currently working with The New Humanitarian. Leopold graduated from the University of Lund in 2021 with a Master’s degree in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation. He is also a fellow with the Solutions Journalism Network, where he is learning to use data in solution reporting. He tweets from @LSalzenstein.

This video is part of a series of resources and publications produced by Exposing the Invisible during a one-year project (September 2020 - August 2021) supported by the European Commission (DG CONNECT)

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This content reflects the author’s view and the Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

First published on October 6, 2021