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Women in Archives: COPEAM launches the second edition of the “Making a story from archives” contest

Following the success of the first edition of the contest, which was dedicated to the cultural heritage of the Balkans, COPEAM launches the second edition of “Making a story from archives” as part of the mission and activities carried out by its Audiovisual Heritage Commission, in synergy with its Gender Equality Commission. This year, the contest is dedicated to the common heritage of Euro-Mediterranean women and girls and the participation has been extended to COPEAM’s South-Mediterranean partner countries.

In recent years, women and girls’ rights and gender equality have been put at the core of international…

COPEAM in Conversano for the 15th edition of “Lector in Fabula” Festival

Conversano, 24-29 September 2019

The 15th edition of the European Cultural Festival Lector in Fabula was organized in Conversano (Apulia, Italy), from 24 to 29 September, by the Giuseppe di Vagno Foundation (
In connection with the topic of this edition – “The Earth seen from the Moon” – COPEAM was present with “Mediterradio”, a radio info programme dedicated to the big islands of Western Mediterranean – Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica – and an intercultural model promoting linguistic diversity through the use of Corse and Italian languages. This particular feature was deepened with the students…

COPEAM and the EIB in Jordan for an international journalism workshop on climate change and sustainable development

Amman, 19-21 November 2019

With the support of the European Investment Bank (EIB), COPEAM organized in Amman (Jordan) an international training workshop for radio and TV journalists on “Climate Challenges and Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean Region”, aimed at giving a greater media visibility to the environmental challenges in the Region.           
H.E. Maria Hadjitheodosiou – Ambassador of the European Union to Jordan – opened the workshop, which took place from 19 to 21 November at the Jordan Media Institute. During 3 days, experts from the scientific and information fields enhanced the skills…


2020 ERN-Med Prize winners

COPEAM is glad to announce the selection results of the 2020 ERN-Med Prize – devoted this year to the topic “Changing societies: communicating the Mediterranean diversities”:

>Best news items (ex aequo): “Planting a tree for migrants” by France Télévisions / France  and “Women training project” by TVE / Spain

>Special mention: Interreligious artby EPTV / Algeria

Thanking the Arab States and the European Broadcasting Unions (ASBU and EBU) for the valuable contribution to the Prize as Jury members and, with them, the ERN-Med Coordination Centre for all the work done during the year, we congratulate France Télévisions, TVE and EPTV for this…

2020 ERN-Med Prize winners

Media in the time of a pandemic: journalists’ witnesses from COPEAM network and beyond

During the last weeks, COPEAM invited journalists from its Mediterranean public radio and TV broadcasters’ network to join the communication campaign “Media in the time of a pandemic”. With a view to sharing useful information on how a community of professionals from all over the region is coping with the extraordinary circumstances brought by the Covid19 emergency, more than 20 short video-testimonies have been collected so far and disseminated through Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram, with a frequency of four videos per week since the end of March. Cov19 represents a global danger and a common challenge at many levels. For the…

Media in the time of a pandemic: journalists’ witnesses from COPEAM network and beyond


Due to the recent precautionary measures adopted by the Italian Government concerning the general emergency in Italy at national level – including the obligation to suspend any public event in the forthcoming weeks – the 27th annual Conference of COPEAM, to be held in Rome on 1-3 April, has been postponed to the autumn 2020.

More information on the new date will follow further on. 



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TRT Documentary Awards 2020: applications have opened!

We are pleased to announce that the Turkish Radio Television Corporation (TRT) is organising the 12th International TRT Documentary Awards this year.

Participation is free and opened to all documentary film-makers who are eligible to enter the competition.

Entries may be submitted for pre-selection until 7 February 2020 at the latest.

Pre-selections will be announced on 6 April 2020 and the awards ceremony will take place on Monday 8 June 2020 in a special Gala programme.

Detailed information regarding the competition regulations, important dates, prizes etc., can be found at

TRT Documentary Awards 2020: applications have opened!

Check out the latest publications of the European Audiovisual Observatory

The European Audiovisual Observatory represents a unique information source on the audiovisual sector in Europe. Part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, the Observatory is a public service organization created in 1992 with the aim to collect and distribute information about the audiovisual industries in Europe while promoting greater transparency and a clearer understanding of the ways in which the audiovisual industries function, both from an economic and legal point of view. In the last months, from the beginning of July until today, the Observatory has published various texts and reports containing information on the various…

Check out the latest publications of the European Audiovisual Observatory

“See it. Name it. Stop it”: The Council of Europe takes stand against sexism

In March 2019, the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers adopted a new Recommendation on Preventing and Combating Sexism. Not only does this text contain the first ever internationally agreed definition of sexism, but it also proposes a set of concrete measures to combat this widespread phenomenon.  Last week, with the aim to promote the fight against sexism and the implementation of this Recommendation, the Council has launched a video and an action page under the hashtag #StopSexism and the slogan “Sexism: See it. Name it. Stop it.” In the upcoming months and starting from…

“See it. Name it. Stop it”: The Council of Europe takes stand against sexism