8th Network & Learn for security officers

Security officers have become an important component of the security of our media organizations. They have to minimize the 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 set and ready in the back office - at the headquarters, in the Newsroom and with IT - . Some policies and plans have to be put in place.

This is the 8th time that the security officers meet together. The group is now strong and reliable, they help each other.

Come and join: you will be able to discuss your personal concerns and challenges with your fellows and experts in safety and security and find support and ideas.

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

Who it's for

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

What you'll learn

  • Understand and prepare for the kind 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.


Day 1: from 12:30 to 18:00
Day 1 evening: networking dinner
Day 2: from 08:45 to 15:30

Content outline

  • Review of France Euro 2016 and Rio Olympics, by Tom Sievers, Head of Production & Head of High Risk, WDR with contributions from Genséric Cantournet, CSO, Rai, and Peter Ter Velde, Foreign News Coordinator, Foreign News Desk, NOS
  • Kidnap: life as an hostage by Peter Moore who was held for over 900 days in Iraq in 2007
  • Update on challenges on reporting within Turkey and the general situation post the failed Coup d'état by Eliott Stempf, BuzzFeed 
  • Data security: pre-deployment and good practice whilst on assignment by Gerben Dierick, VRT  
  • Covering the refugees crisis by Hannah Storm, INSI
  • Update on Info Share, by Eliot Stempf, Buzzfeed
  • Covering terrorism

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Guest speakers

Genséric Cantournet, CSO, Rai
Gerben Dierick, Networking and Security Expert, Technology, VRT 
Peter Moore, UK
Tom Sievers, Head of Production & Head of High Risk, WDR 
Eliot Stempf, Security Advisor, BuzzFeed 
Hannah Storm, Director, INSI
Peter Ter Velde, Foreign News Coordinator, Foreign News Desk, NOS

Faculty members


23 - 24 Nov 2016


Viale Mazzini 14, Rome

Registration Deadline

19 Nov 2016

Registration details


  • EUR 375 per person

The price includes tuition and course material.
2 lunches and a networking dinner are offered by the host organization.

It does not include travel and hotel costs.

Payment and cancellation policy


All participants are responsible for their own accommodation during the course.
However, here is a list of recommended hotels by the host organization:

Delle Vittorie***
Online booking
Prices: between 56-62 Euros/room
Via Col di Lana, 24
Tel. +39 06 373 53 91

Donna Laura Palace****
Send an e-mail to info@donnalaurapalace.it
with mention Rai rate
Price: EUR 115 d.u.s.
Lungotevere delle Armi, 21
Tel. +39 06 326 000 83

Send an e-mail to booking@hotelcicerone.com
with mention Rai rate
Price: EUR 135 single French bed
Via Cicerone, 55/C
Tel. +39 06 3576

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Partners and Sponsors


Contact detail

Nathalie Labourdette
Head of EBU Academy
+41 22 717 21 46

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