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Training for Palestinian officials on open source internet investigations

Ramallah, Palestine* 23-27 April 2017
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Training for Palestinian officials on open source internet investigations

From 23 to 27 April 2017, the Council of Europe has carried out a 5-day training course on Open Source Internet Investigation in Ramallah. The training was addressed to Palestinian authorities involved in investigations against corruption, economic crimes and money-laundering.

The aim of the training was to increase participants’ skills to use the internet as an intelligence tool in their investigations. Throughout the five days of training, the participants have explored internet tools and opened search engines to collect information, including through social media and to use them for the purpose of their investigative work.

This training was the first cooperation activity with Palestinian authorities in the framework of the SNAC 2 project, which is part of the CoE/EU Joint Programme “Towards Strengthened Democratic Governance in the Southern Mediterranean” (South Programme II).