Network and Learn for Security Officers

Network and Learn for Security Officers

Overview

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 19th meeting of security officers and the group promotes a supportive working environment.

Join us in-person 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

Objectives

  • 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.

Content

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; Chemical weapons threat & protection measures 
  • Thorough review of journalist operations in Ukraine; Safety, logistics, communications.   
  • Sahel & islamists in Africa
  • General discussion on plans for Qatar FIFA World Cup.
  • Logistic planning for environmental disaster zones 

Speakers

To be confirmed