Latest News & Advisories

October 02, 2020

Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Safety Advisory

Hostilities erupted once again on 27 September 2020 between the forces of Azerbaijan and Armenia in the autonomous region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Highlighting many of the dangers that media workers are potentially exposed to when covering the conflict,  HP Risk Management has compiled a comprehensive safety advisory for The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). 

June 10, 2020

Media insurance up in the air due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

UK media productions are finding it incredibly challenging to obtain insurance that covers disruptions related to COVID-19. HP Risk Management Director, Colin Pereira, recently spoke to Ian Tomlin (Head of Accident and Health at Special Contingency Risks) and Sam Aiken (Executive Director at Price Forbes) about what this will mean for news organisations, content makers and freelancers.

May 28, 2020

Covering protests & demonstrations during the COVID-19 pandemic

In light of the recent protests in the U.S., along with the arrest of a CNN crew (subsequently released), we've compiled a safety advisory for media workers covering any demonstrations going forward - taking into consideration the additional risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 03, 2020

RiskPal launches to assist with COVID-19 risk assessments

With the global news agenda currently dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have launched our new risk assessment tool, RiskPal. RiskPal is already proving to be invaluable to stakeholders in providing safety and mitigation advice for news teams during COVID-19.


RiskPal speeds up the risk assessment process and improves consistency, compliance and duty of care for news teams worldwide.  


Already in trial with several organisations, RiskPal gives users access to a library of pre-designed risk assessment templates and expert security, health and safety advice. It gives management oversight of all pending, live and completed tasks and offers users the ability to share valuable experiences and information on destinations and suppliers. 


Speaking about how RiskPal is helping its clients, one of the RiskPal founders, Colin Pereira, said “we are really excited to be launching RiskPal. For too long, risk assessments have been a headache for clients. Those filling out the assessments often find them laborious and key details are frequently lost in a flurry of emails. It is obviously a very difficult time for many companies right now. We hope that the access to our COVID-19 advice and risk assessment templates via RiskPal will allow users to focus on operations while helping ensure the safety of  staff.” 

For more information about RiskPal or to get in touch about how to access the COVID-19 risk assessments, please visit

Please click on the 'See Risk Assessment' button to view a recent example for reporting from two hospitals in the Lombardy region of Italy.

April 15, 2020

Dupont Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Webinar


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has become a necessity for journalists covering the COVID-19 pandemic.  How to put it on correctly and how to take it off safely is crucial to reducing the risk of infection.  


HP Risk Management recently worked with Dupont, a leading manufacturer of PPE,  to produce a webinar in which the experts went through how to correctly don/doff the equipment. Training manager Steve Marnach answered a number of questions from media participants which focussed on the everyday challenges journalists are facing with regards PPE.

A recording of the webinar can be viewed by clicking on the Watch Webinar button below. In addition, the following Dupont PPE videos are a useful point of reference:

SafeSpec: Selecting the correct PPE

Donning & Doffing PPE: Tychem 4000S , Tyvek Expert , Tychem Faceseal

April 07, 2020

COVID-19 Assignments Check List

HP Risk Management has compiled a checklist to enable commissioners and editors to understand the risks that journalists and other media workers are exposing themselves to, as they cover the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Safety Advisory

With the COVID-19 outbreak continuing to dominate the news agenda, we've updated the comprehensive safety advisory we put together for The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). In the advisory you'll find lots of safety information regarding pre and post assignment risk mitigation measures, digital and psychological safety considerations, as well as useful pointers on equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE) and international travel.

January 28, 2020

Lebanon Protests Assessment & Advisory

The recent 'Week of Anger' in Lebanon witnessed the most violence since protests erupted over three months ago. With ongoing economic uncertainty, we assess the current situation and issue safety advice for the media.

January 22, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Briefing For Journalists

With the spread of the Novel Coronavirus resulting in screening measures and some travel restrictions, we issue a briefing on the current situation and advice for media workers travelling to the region.

January 02, 2020

2020 Journalist Safety Outlook

HP Risk Management assesses some of the key issues likely to impact journalist safety in the year ahead.

December 16, 2019

Haiti Protests & Earthquake Anniversary Advisory

Next month Haiti will mark the ten-year anniversary of a devastating earthquake. With long-running protests against the government likely to persist, we assess the current situation and issue safety advice for the media.

December 04, 2019

Algeria Protests Assessment & Advisory

After nine months of protests in Algeria, ​elections are scheduled on 12 December. We assess the current situation and issue safety advice for the media.

November 13, 2019

Rojava Assessment & Advisory

Following the recent Turkish incursion into Rojava, we assess the latest situation in the region and what it means for the media.

October 29, 2019

Hong Kong Advisory

With protests set to continue ahead of district elections next month, we issue an outlook for the situation in Hong Kong. 

April 03, 2019

Updated Ebola Guidance

Updated Ebola prevention guidance for deployments to the DRC. 

January 03, 2019

2019 Journalist Safety Outlook

The team assesses some of the key issues expected to impact journalist safety in the year ahead.

August 09, 2018

Covering US protests

As rallies are planned to mark the one-year anniversary of the Charlottesville unrest, HP Risk Management assesses the threats facing journalists covering demonstrations in the US. 


July 15, 2018

Digital Security Training

HP Risk Management is now running Digital Security Training courses for media organisations.

May 23, 2018

Ebola Guidance

As the threat from Ebola spreads in the Democratic Republic of Congo, HP Risk Management provides some guidance to media teams deploying in the field. 

May 13, 2018

HP Risk Management welcomes new team members

Two new team members, Ela Stapley and Tom Bacon, help expand HP's risk management offering.  

February 02, 2018

Journalist Safety Outlook 2018

Colin and Tom highlight some of the security issues and trends they think likely to affect journalists in the year ahead.

August 07, 2016

Travel Risk Management Tips

David discusses some key travel risk management considerations with Buying Business Travel.

May 15, 2016

Travel Risk Management

Colin tells Buying Business Travel that the mental health condition of staff is often overlooked in travel risk management.

January 26, 2016

2016 Risk Management Outlook

Dave predicts some security trends likely to affect corporate risk management in 2016.

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