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UNICRI Journalism and Public Information Programme on New Threats
Call for applications open

The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) is organizing a series of short courses within the framework of the UNICRI Journalism and Public Information Programme, a unique international programme tailored for journalists, chief information officers and those who want to specialize in public information and journalism. The programme aims at deepening knowledge of emerging security threats.

Cyber Threats Workshop, March 2014 Michael Thornton: Global Security and Crisis Management, European Commission - Joint Research Centre

The courses take place at the United Nations Campus in Turin, Italy:

  • Cyber Threats Workshop: 9 - 11 October 2014
  • Biosecurity Masterclass
        • Reporting and Communicating on Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Risks

The lecturers are experienced international journalists, eminent scientists from nationally and internationally recognized academic and research institutions, as well as practitioners from international organizations dealing with cyber crime, biotechnology and its potential applications in bioterrorism.

Upon completion of the programme participants will become skilled in handling information related to new hazards to states and citizens. They will acquire key tools to report facts and expand their professional network by meeting key international actors in this area. UNICRI will grant a Certificate of Participation.

Applications deadline: Cyber Threats Workshop ( 3 September 2014 – 23:00 CET)

Who should attend: The programme is intended for journalists, chief information officers, public information professionals, corporate communication managers and those who want to specialize in public information and journalism.

Where: United Nations Campus in Turin, Italy.

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