14th 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 14th meeting of the security officers and the group promotes a supportive working environment.

Come and join us. You will be able to discuss your personal 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.


  • 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.


Day 1: Lunch from 12:00 to 13:30
Meeting from 13:30 to 17:30/18:00, followed by a networking dinner

Day 2: Meeting from 09:00 to 14:00 (lunch included)


The content of the course undergoes constant review to ensure that participants are brought up to date with the latest safety issues.
A detailed programme will be available in due time.


Track24 - Global personal tracking system; how they work, coverage, limitations, devices & emerging technology.

James Brabazon - Safety in the field. Freelance journalist and security consultant.

Tokyo Olympics Games 2020; Outline of the games, security & cultural issues 

Global kidnapping and threat to media workers: update by Robert Adams, NYA




19 - 20 nov. 2019


EBU Office
Avenue des Arts 56
1000 Belgium

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  • EUR 450 per person

The price includes tuition, course materials, coffee breaks and two lunches. It does not include the networking dinner, travel and hotel costs. 


NH Brussels Bloom
Rue Royale 250
Brussels 1210

Participants can book their room by contacting the hotel directly:

Tel +32 2 220 66 11

Langues de travail



Nathalie Labourdette
Responsable EBU Academy
+41 22 717 21 46