CONFERENCE ON THE EURO-MEDITERRANEAN PARTNERSHIP Organised by the Arab League


On the 31st October 2006, the 5th edition of the meeting “The Euro-Mediterranean” devoted to
“The Euro-Mediterranean Partnership: disillusions and hopes”, has been organised in Tunis by the
League of the Arab States.
Thanks to the kind invitation of Mr. Nourredine Hached, Vice-Secretary General of the Arab League, COPEAM, represented by its Secretary General, took part in the conference as speaker within the session devoted to “Living together in the Mediterranean: the man, the security and the civilisation”.
The involvement of COPEAM in such an important moment of reflection on the Euro-…

INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON THE MEDITERRANEAN


“Il Mediterraneo alle soglie del Nuovo Millennio”: this is the title of the international forum organised by the Regione Lazio (Italy), in collaboration with UNIMED, on the 21st and 22nd of September, in Rome, in the framework of the project “Latium between Europe and the Mediterranean”.
The engagement of this regional authority starts from the intent, as explained by Pedrag Matvejevic, Head of the Scientific Committee, “to make Latium become a link between Europe and the Mediterranean basin, thus gaining an active and proactive role in an enlarged European society that is gradually welcoming cultural pluralism and offering…

CULTURAL WORKSHOP EUROPE – MEDITERRANEAN – GULF “Dialogue of Peoples and Cultures”


COPEAM took part in the first Conference of the Atelier Culturel Europe – Mediterranean – Gulf
“Dialogue of Peoples and Cultures”, held in Paris (Palais de l’Elysée) from 13th to 15th of September and opened by Mr. Jacques CHIRAC, President of the French Republic.
The meeting has been organised by the French Foreign Affairs Minister and the EUROMED NGOs’
Platform, in cooperation with the Anna Lindh Foundation.
The non-governmental character of this Atelier starts from the assumption that the civil societies are the key-factors of the social, cultural and political development of…

COPEAM, FOR A NEW TV WITHOUT FRONTIERS XII Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Cinema


COPEAM,during the XII Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Cinema,vis-à-vis the excellent parterre of professionals from the audiovisual sector and personalities of the international political world, launched to Europe the challenge for new “televisions without frontiers” which look at the Mediterranean panorama: broadcasting quotas or new national production incentives for the promotion of the audiovisual works realized in the Euro- Mediterranean area. A proposal that aims at a concrete action of support to the audiovisual industry, in the framework of the revision of the “TV without Frontiers” Directive of the European Union and of the “Convention on Transfrontier television” of the Council of…

THE ASIA MEDIA SUMMIT The inter-regional cooperation


In May, the AIBD (Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development) organized the 2006 edition
of the Asia Media Summit in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). This annual international conference was attended by 400 participants including governmental representatives, media professionals, academic representatives, news and programme managers from across Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and North America. In the perspective of a growing cooperation, the AIDB invited COPEAM to join the reflection process and to present a contribution in the work session devoted to the topic “Regional contents for a global audience: a growing challenge? – Promoting the Millennium Development Goals:…

RACISM, XENOPHOBIA AND THE MEDIA


A “call to action” addressed to the media representatives: this has been the pillar of the meeting “Racism Xenophobia and the Media: towards respect and understanding of all religions and cultures” organised by the European Commission (in the framework of the EUROMED Partnership), the EUMC – European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia and the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and held in Vienna (Austria) on the 22 – 23 May 2006. “All parts of every society have a responsibility to act against racism and xenophobia. But the media have a particularly crucial role to play, given their power to…

EUROMED AUDIOVISUAL II The operational phase


In the framework of the setting up of Euromed Audiovisual II, the first meeting of the European Commission – represented by the EUROPEAID Cooperation Office and the EU Delegation in Morocco – and the programme contractors has been held in Rabat, from 9th to 11th March.
The 12 projects selected following the Call for Proposals have been introduced to the E.C. representatives: 7 training projects, 5 founding projects aimed respectively at supporting the distribution and exhibition of both European and Mediterranean films (1), the development
(2) and the promotion (2) of the Mediterranean cinema.

VINC, the international all-news channels meeting 2006


Following the success of the meeting of Venice (12th February 2005), where representatives of
the Arab and western media focused the discussion on different problematic issues dealing with
war reporting, the second meeting of the international all-news channels has been organised in Turin (Italy), on the 18th February, by COPEAM and RAI News 24, with the support of Eutelsat,
official Sponsor of the Olympic Games, and devoted to the topic: “Two-speed information.
All-news channels between non-stop news and journalism of investigation”.
This year the representatives of Al Jazeera, Bbc, CNN,…

COPEAM AT WEMF World Electronic Media Forum


The first World Electronic Media Forum – WEMF (Geneva – Swiss, December 2003), affirmed
the vital importance of radio and television in the Information Society. WEMF II (Tunis, November
2005) did built on this affirmation through focused discussions on the role of the electronic media in the digital age – for example in achieving the Millennium Development Goals, in guaranteeing cultural diversity, in preserving audiovisual archives or in promoting Journalists Safety in zones of conflict.
Broadcasters, academics and decision makers from around the globe discussed these and other issues before submitting their conclusions to…