Thursday 18 May 2017
Organised crime and cyber crime
Misha Glenny is a British journalist who specializes in south-eastern Europe and global organized crime. He is the author of McMafia, an exhaustive look at global organized crime and a critique of globalization’s dark side. His most recent book was DarkMarket: Cyberthieves, Cybercops and You.
After university he joined The Guardian as its Central Europe correspondent and later the BBC. He specialised in reporting on the Balkans independence wars in the late 1980s and early 1990s that followed the breakup of Yugoslavia. While at the BBC, Glenny won 1993’s Sony Gold Award for his ‘outstanding contribution to broadcasting’. He has also written three books about Central and Eastern Europe.
Glenny advised the US and some European governments on policy issues and for three years ran an NGO helping with the reconstruction of Serbia, Macedonia and Kosovo. He sits on the Global Witness Advisory Board.