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.

Re-writing the story: Gender, media and politics

COPEAM has won an EU funding as partner of a consortium composed by the IFJ – International Federation of Journalists (leading partner) and the University of Padua, in the framework of the “Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme​​” (CERV).

This project will address obstacles to equal representation of women and men in politics and will involve stakeholders such as media managers, journalists’ unions and associations, gender equality specialists, academics and students in communication and journalism.

 The project is structured into 4 key activities:

  • Data collection and research related to gender, media…

Workshop “AI for audiovisual archives: current challenges and future perspectives”

Zagreb, 23-24 March 2023

With a view to relaunching our action in favour of audiovisual heritage, COPEAM is setting up an international workshop – hosted by HRT in Zagreb on 23 and 24 March 2023 – in collaboration with the Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision, a leading organization in the field of media culture and AV archiving.

The workshop has a double aim: informing the participating broadcasters about the possible uses of Artificial Intelligence in the archives domain and collecting bottom-up inputs and impressions from professionals working in this field, in order to influence policy…

E-learning course “Reporting Climate Change” – 2022 edition

October-December 2022

As part of the of the collaboration with the EIB-European Investment Bank, a new edition of the training for journalists dedicated to climate change started in October to be ended in December 2022. Accessible 24/7 on the e-learning platform of the International Telematic University Uninettuno, partner of the project, this course counts 5 learning modules available in English, French and Arabic, as well as a rich bibliography and sitography on the topic.

12 professional journalists from the MENA Region, the Balkans and Sub-Saharan Africa were enrolled in this 4th edition of the…

E3J EU-funded project

Under the lead of Reporters without Borders (RsF), COPEAM is partner in the project European Excellence Exchange in Journalism (E3J), co-funded by the Creative Europe programme on journalism partnerships.

The project aims to promote sector-wide, cross-border collaboration between news media professionals in Europe, to stimulate sharing of best practices for collaborative business transformation, to encourage journalistic collaboration by developing standards, new business models, training programmes and other activities intended to uphold quality journalism.

The consortium – composed by RsF, COPEAM, Free Press Unlimited (FPU), the Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE) and its leading Austrian…

COPEAM-EIB transnational newsroom in the framework of the COP27

Sharm El Sheikh, 14-18 November 2022

In the framework of the partnership with the EIB-European Investment Bank, COPEAM set up a transnational newsroom to produce news reports about the COP27 World Conference on Climate Change (Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt), under the coordination of a senior international expert and with the support of a local production team.

COPEAM selected, among the most successful beneficiaries of its previous training activities on climate reporting, 11 journalists from the MENA, Balkans and Sub-Saharan regions to take part in this activity.

During 3 days, they shot, wrote, recorded,…

A COPEAM/EIB transnational newsroom for the coverage of the COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh

Putting the issue of climate change at the heart of a correct media discourse: this is the objective of COPEAM’s initiative which, with the support of the European Investment Bank, will accompany the work of 11 journalists from Africa, Middle East and the Balkans during the COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh.

The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP27, is currently taking place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt (November 6-18). This edition is of crucial importance in the face of a global context marked by a seriesof extreme climatic events and energy shocks. COPEAM (Permanent Conference of…


Climate change is considered as the “defining issue of our time”.  In a time when trustworthy information is at stake, citizens need to be aware about the impact of climate change and the mitigation and adaptation strategies that can be implemented. 

Considering the importance of this, COPEAM – with the support of the EIB – European Investment Bank – has launched a new edition of the international e-learning course for journalists Reporting Climate Change”, aimed at reinforcing beneficiary professionals’ skills, thus ultimately contributing to the production of quality-information about climate change and environmental sustainability.

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First online masterclass on the “Creative use of audiovisual archives”, in partnership with RAI

15 December 2021

On 15 December 2021, COPEAM hold an online Masterclass on the “Creative use of audiovisual archives”, in partnership with RAI-Radiotelevisione Italiana.

The initiative was open to the students of the three film and audiovisual schools of COPEAM network: ALBA (Lebanon), ESAV/Marrakech (Morocco) and ESAC (Tunisia).    
The attendees had the opportunity to learn from, exchange and discuss with professionals and experts of the archives domain working for the Italian public broadcaster.        
In particular, Danila Komar (RAI Teche) provided an overview on the preservation and management methodologies of the vast…