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The 9th edition of “Inter-Rives”, the long standing TV coproduction promoted by COPEAM and ASBU, was recently launched. Through a call for participation spread in February 2022, public broadcasters from the two networks have been invited to join the project and take part in two professional workshops for the production – by each of them – of one documentary of 13’ on the main series’ topic. 

The first workshop will be hosted by COPEAM in Rome (May 2022) and the final one by ASBU in Tunis (February 2023), gathering the group of selected film-directors and the…

Collaboration Rai Cinema – COPEAM

As part of the COPEAM initiatives scheduled for 2023, a collaboration between Rai Cinema and COPEAM was launched in March 2023, relating to the renewal of the partnership in favour of “A Première Vue” Prize, with the awarding of a special prize (through the purchase of the rights and the publication of the winning short film of this year’s edition on Rai Cinema’s online channel) and the support to Mediterranean cinema, namely the promotion of young talents from the region.

RAI, COPEAM and ASBU together for audiovisual archives

From 14 to 17 December 2022, a training workshop on the digitization of AV archives brought together in Rome around twenty managers and technical experts from public broadcasters of the Balkans and the MENA region: HRT/Croatia, RTCG/Montenegro, RTK/Kosovo, MKRTV/North Macedonia, BNT/Bulgaria, PBS/Malta, RTSH/Albania, PBC/Palestine, Télévision Tunisienne/Tunisia, TVR/Romania, EPTV/Algeria, Libya Sports Channels/Libya.

The event was organized by Rai with the support of COPEAM and ASBU. Participants could benefit from the expertise of professionals coming from different RAI’s departments, namely the Centre for Research, Technological Innovation and Experimentation – CRITS, Rai “Teche” (archives) department and Rai ICT.


Kantara: the best of a successful 24th season

Kantara, the weekly Mediterranean radio programme, has just successfully completed its 24th season, rich in news and topics with a cross-regional and transnational approach.

Each week, the co-producers from the 6 partner radio stations (Radio Cairo, France Bleu RCFM, RTCI Tunisie, Chaine Inter, Radio Liban 96.2, Radio Exterior de España) joined forces to showcase the cultural diversity of the Mediterranean basin, provide information on major social issues, raise environmental questions and awareness, and share the exceptional common heritage that unites us all. 

In total, it’s 42 issues that you can find on the COPEAM…

Kantara: the best of a successful 24th season

Prix Italia-IFAD-COPEAM special prize #2 edition

This Special Prize has been established within the Prix Italia to award public broadcasters’ TV, radio and web best programmes on sustainable development, food security, climate change, with the aim of raising awareness about these topics and promote an inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

June 25 was the 2023 edition’s deadline for submitting the candidatures.

During the summer, the jury will select 3 finalist works whose authors/directors will be invited to Bari (Italy) to attend the RAI’s Prix Italia event (2 – 6 October). The winning work will be announced during the award ceremony…

Prix Italia-IFAD-COPEAM special prize #2 edition

Inter-Rives 9 coproduction prize and special mentions

The 9th edition of COPEAM-ASBU Inter-Rives TV documentary coproduction “PEOPLE & MARKETS” has been accomplished and is ready to broadcast.

The new collection – made of 13 documentaries by EPTV/Algeria, Télévision Tunisienne/Tunisia, Rai-Radiotelevisione Italiana/Italy, France Télévisions/France, SNRT/Morocco, BNT/Bulgaria, TRT/Türkiye, HRT/Croatia, ΕRΤ/Greece, Oman TV/Oman, PBC/Palestine, JRTV/Jordan, RTVE/Spain – is one of the best ever accomplished in terms of quality and plurality of the stories.

The COPEAM/ASBU special prize for this edition – according to the criteria of thematic relevance and audiovisual quality – has been assigned by the experts Markus Nikel and Mustapha Mellouk to:

Inter-Rives 9 coproduction prize and special mentions

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23rd edition of the ASBU Radio & TV Festival & Convention

The ARAB STATES BROADCASTING UNION (ASBU) will be organizing the 23rd edition of the ASBU Radio & TV Festival & Convention, under the slogan “Celebrating Arts and Culture” in the City of Culture, Tunis, during the period 12-15 June 2023, in partnership and cooperation with the Tunisian Ministry of Culture, the Tunisian Radio and TV Corporations and the Arab Satellite Communications Organization (ARABSAT).

This keynote media and cultural event is widely attended by representatives of ASBU member corporations, private Arab production companies, news agencies, foreign Arabic – speaking radio and TV broadcasters, private radio and television…

23rd edition of the ASBU Radio & TV Festival & Convention

Radio Romania projects to mark one year of war in Ukraine

Radio Romania Culture is launching the second edition of the Prayer for Peace campaign, a year after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which turned into a war that destabilized the whole world.

 The message of this campaign will be read, like last year, by the poet Ana Blandiana, a symbol of Romanian freedom, a writer who transmitted, exactly one year ago, the first message of peace through a short fragment from the preface of the book Last Witnesses by the Ukrainian – born writer, Nobel laureate in Literature, Svetlana Aleksievich.

 One year after…

Radio Romania projects to mark one year of war in Ukraine


Valencia, 20th – 30th October 2022

COPEAM is pleased to announce the 37th edition of “Mostra De València-Cinema del Mediterrani”, an international film festival associated to our network and aimed at promoting cinema from the Mediterranean basin as a common cultural space.

For more info about Mostra de València, click here:

Call for entries available on the following link: