Guillaume Pitron

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Guillaume Pitron, is an award-winning French journalist and documentary maker for France’s leading television channels. He holds a post-graduate law degree from the Paris universities, and a Masters in international law from the University of Georgetown, Washington, D.C. From Chinese rare earth metals to oil extraction in Alaska, Pitron focuses his work on commodities and on the economic, political and environmental issues associated with their use. This common thread is paired with geographic consistency: the African continent, particularly South Africa, where he was a news correspondent in 2010. To date, Pitron has authored around 100 reports, investigations and documentaries across more than 40 countries and has been awarded among others with the Izraelewicz Prize by Le Monde. In 2018, he published his first book, »The Rare Metals War: The Dark Side Of the Energy Transition and Digitalization«, awarded as best economic book of that year.