Representatives of the NGO Mladiinfo Montenegro attended the online training “CROSS-REGIONAL RESILIENCE DIALOGUE IN THE WESTERN BALKANS”, on December 15, via the Zoom platform.
The topic of the training was organized crime and corruption, led by Kristina Amerhauser.
Various presentations with specific information and definitions of organized crime and corruption were shown during online training.
“Accountability is a central issue, in terms of what you do in your communities to improve the accountability of your institutions and to prevent the flourishing of organized crime and corruption,” said Ian Tennant, GI-TOC.
Cheri Leigh gave a presentation on building a network for stronger advocacy campaigns.
“We want young people to make a difference,” Cheri Leigh said.
Paschal Michel gave a presentation on tackling organized crime and raising awareness about personal safety.
He also spoke about threats and risks, targeting patterns and awareness, detecting physical surveillance, resolving critical situations, communication and IT security.
“Corruption of organized crime and money laundering are increasingly linked,” said Paschal Michel.
General recommendations on information security were also discussed.
“Government organizations and criminal groups have access to interception technology. The weakest link is the human being”, said Paschal Michel.
Paschal Michel emphasized that the work of journalists who investigate crime and corruption is extremely difficult and risky.