It will happen again. A freelance journalist will be forced out of his/her vehicle and held captive. Others will be caught in a stampede of angry masses, bleed to death after a grenade attack, still some will be interrogated and imprisoned due to oppositional writing, for interviewing members of terrorist labelled organisations.
This is a unique curriculum for and by journalists on best practices, skills training how to minimize risk and handle incidents in the field. It is jointly developed by Metis Services and Blank Spot Project. Based on the latest threat assessment, each course has a different theme.
A threat cannot be properly identified or monitored without adequate situational awareness and understanding. Indeed, without situational awareness, the defensive initiative and opportunity to avoid a threat entireley is lost; leaving only mitigation through physical security or emergency responses.
The course aims to give a rounded field information training package that encompasses all phases from collection, analysis and management of information for building enhanced situational awareness; aiding both security and operational effectiveness in the field.
With the know-how and confidence to conduct safe journeys and meetings, our clients have the ability to effectively focus on their client and the task at hand.
*In Greek mythology Metis was the advisor of the other gods, famous for her wisdom and cunning. Metis Services provide intelligence-driven strategies, enabling security solutions and capacity building programmes to the business community, media, NGOs and Governmental Agencies.
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing.
Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we fear less.
With our background, we know what constitutes vulnerabilities and what an adversary is looking for in order to make exploits – and thus how to avoid them. We apply a reversed or opponent’s perspective and use local expertise to test the viability of operational arrangements and fine-tuning to avoid liabilities.
Many of our experts are distinguished members of the diaspora community in Sweden. Together we work for integration, trust-building and creating opportunities.
Our focus is to enable, the security arrangement in itself is subservient. For us it starts with understanding; of your operational environment, your strengths and shortcomings and those of the counterpart. We believe that based on understanding, you as our customer are in a better situation to mitigate risk and operate independently. Enabling by understanding is an approach as well as a motto that translates into practices.
Metis Services is sprung out of a vision to develop and deliver intelligence-driven strategies for clients who do not benefit from or are otherwise unable or unwilling to utilise traditional security arrangements. Our methods and strategies are an extension of traditional security-thinking, in part building on many years of service in the police and armed forces and strongly influenced by the survival skills of our local experts, the NGO-sector and missionary work.
A concept for ethics is omnipresent in our consultancy. It is our belief that the capacity to employ a structured approach to ethical considerations make your organisation more effective and ready to promote and defend decisions.