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“SustainAbility – Stories of Changemakers”: the new edition of Inter-Rives TV documentary coproduction

COPEAM and ASBU launched the new edition of Inter-Rives TV documentary coproduction: “SustainAbility – Stories of Changemakers”.

The call for participation was launched to COPEAM and ASBU television members. 12 public televisions from the North and the South of the Mediterranean joined the project.


According to the United Nations’ “Agenda 2030” and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the idea of sustainability doesn’t refer only to environmental issues, but it deals with a balanced connection of economic, social and environmental aspects of human society on the long term. It addresses key-global challenges…

Discovering the Mediterranean young filmmakers: “A première vue”

“A première vue” project, devoted to the best students’ short films produced by ALBA/Beirut, ESAC/Tunis and ESAV/Marrakech cinema schools, and promoted by COPEAM and Uninettuno, continues its public screenings.

In the framework of the 2020 Prix Italia festival, organised by RAI, a selection of fiction and animation short films was held on the 25 September, at the MAXXI Museum in Rome and in streaming.

With the view to further reinforce this project, a development plan of APV was presented during COPEAM Training Commission (8 October). The plan aims to: reward excellence with a TV5MONDE/COPEAM…

A new training opportunity for journalists: “Reporting climate change” e-learning course

Since 2015 COPEAM, with the support of the EIB – European Investment Bank, organizes annual international activities open to TV, radio and press journalists on the topic of climate change and sustainable development. These initiatives are aimed at reinforcing the journalists’ knowledge and professional skills and thus at promoting a quality information about climate and environment.

This year, COPEAM and the EIB launch an international e-learning course: “Reporting Climate Change”. This training opportunity is open to young journalists operating in the MENA and Balkan regions.

To produce and deliver this training course, COPEAM…


COPEAM and the institutions

December 2020

At the end of the year, COPEAM continues its historic cooperation with institutional partners by participating in important events of the North / South Centre of the Council of Europe, the Anna Lindh Foundation and the Alliance of Civilizations of the United Nations.

From December 1 to 3, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights, the North/South Centre of the CoE opens the doors of the Lisbon Forum 2020 which, this year, places life, people and the planet at the heart of a debate on the…

COPEAM and the institutions

Closing of the second edition of the Kantara Photography Prize

The 2020 edition of the Kantara Photography Prize, dedicated this year to the Mediterranean rivers, has just been closed. It was marked by a significant increase in terms of participants, with 129 applications from 13 countries, mainly Mediterranean ones. All the photographs in competition will be submitted, in the coming days, to the evaluation of an international jury composed of professional photographers. The results of the selection will be communicated by mid-September. Best of luck all participants and thanks for taking part in this initiative!

Closing of the second edition of the Kantara Photography Prize

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 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 success!

2020 ERN-Med Prize winners

Members' news

TAL announces the official opening of its 2020 Competition

The TAL Network recognizes and celebrates the work of Latin American broadcasters with what has become the most important and prestigious award for public televisions in this part of the world: TAL 2020 Awards. 2020 is not an easy year: the Covid-19 pandemic has changed our lives completely; we have had to work under other parameters, facing – among others – the great challenges of home-schooling and giving accurate information to our public.

As public service media, we have responded with new programming and useful contents, thus becoming a trustful alternative for education, entertainment and proximity to our audience. This…

TAL announces the official opening of its 2020 Competition

Mostra de València announces the first films in competition

Mostra de València is starting to shape its official competition section. The festival, which will take place in Valencia, Spain, from October 22 to November 1, is strengthening its commitment to tracking down the best cinema produced in the Mediterranean. A selection of high-level films will be featured, addressing a wide variety of topics from countries in Europe and beyond, such as “Zana” (Kosovo), the debut feature by Antoneta Kastratibut, “Mosquito” (Portugal), by director João Nuno Pinto, “La Viajante”, the debut film by the Canarian filmmaker Miguel A. Mejías.

The selection’s diversity is revealed with a strong Arab presence, one…

Mostra de València announces the first films in competition

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!