13th 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 13th 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

from EBU member organizations.


  • 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: 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.
Detailed programme will be available in due time.


Tim Judah, Economist Balkans Correspondent
Tim Pauwels, Ombudsman VTR to talk about responding to criticism of media coverage
Xavier Raufer, Organised Crime




07 - 08 May 2019


Frontline Club
13 Norfolk Place

Registration Deadline

06 May 2019

Registration details


  • 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. 



All participants are responsible for their own accommodation during the course.

11 rooms have been booked at the Frontline club (rate: approx €120) for the nights of 6 and 7 May. If you are interested, please contact Charlie McGrath charlie@objectiveteam.com (first come first serve basis).

The Frontline Club also recommends 2 hotels within a few hundred meters: the St David's Hotels or the Shakespeare Hotel.



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Contact detail

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

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