Network and Learn for Security Officers

Network and Learn for Security Officers


Security officers are an important component of the security for media organizations. They are responsible for minimizing risks for journalists and reporters working in the field by providing them with adequate preparation and training. They also have to ensure that everything is prepared in the back office - at the headquarters, in the newsroom and with IT. A number of policies and plans have to be put in place.

This is the 20th meeting of security officers and the group promotes a supportive working environment.

Join us in-person at the NVJ, Amsterdam, to discuss your concerns and challenges with fellow experts and find support and ideas.

This Network & Learn for security officers aims to address crucial safety issues at a corporate level.

Who It's for

  • Security officers
  • Safety advisors
  • Heads of foreign news
  • Senior correspondents, International news
  • Humanitarian directors
  • Heads of special events

from EBU Member organizations


  • Understand and prepare for different types of threats and incidents that can arise in the field.
  • Learn how to manage media teams to ensure they help and don't hinder you as you try to protect them.
  • Prepare for a crisis and expect the unexpected. The key to security is planning.
  • Gain a clearer picture of the tools at your disposal that can make life easier and safer.


The content of the course undergoes constant review to ensure that participants are brought up to date with the latest safety issues.

Likely topics will include

  • Ukraine - Strategic and military operational update focusing on possible winter operations - Justin Crump, CEO Sibylline.  
  • Taiwan  - Briefing on threat from China and media issues. 
  • Qatar FIFA World Cup - Final update    
  • Use of fixers and working with the Taliban in Afghanistan - Wali Hashimi


To be confirmed