How to get on a Watchlist

How to get on a Watchlist” is a new podcast from the team at Encyclopedia Geopolitica. In each episode, we sit down with leading experts to discuss dangerous activities. From assassinations and airliner shootdowns, through to kidnappings and coups, we’ll examine each of these threats through the lenses of both the the dangerous actors seeking to conduct these operations, and the agencies around the world seeking to stop them.

In the interest of operational security, certain tactical details will be omitted from these discussions, however the cases and threats which we discuss are very real.

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How to Kill a Journalist How to get on a Watchlist

In the Season 1 finale, we discuss the threats posed to journalists around the world with Dr Mark Grant. Dr Grant is the head of high risk, safety and security at Sky News, and has operated in high-risk environments around the world for nearly 2 decades and has supported and directly managed security for the BBC and CNN. Mark holds a doctorate in security risk management, with a focus on journalism security. His thesis, "Reporting Safety; An assessment of risk management practices employed by news organisations operating in areas of conflict 2009 – 2019, is the first study of its kind, allowing news organisations to learn from the most pivotal decade for journalism, in modern times. Mark is also the co-founder and Non-Executive Director of MiRiskMedia, an app-based solution to ensure news and other organisations have direct access to vetted, qualified and experienced safety and security consultants, with the aim to create consistency of advisors across the industry.
  1. How to Kill a Journalist
  2. How to Hijack a Ship
  3. How to Join an Extremist Group
  4. How to Kidnap an Executive
  5. How to Stage a Coup
  6. How to Assassinate a Diplomat
  7. How to Get Rid of a President
  8. How to Shoot Down an Airliner