2009 COPEAM-ASBU training projects

Last 2-3 October, the 2009 meeting of the ASBU Training Centre Consultative Committee was held in Damascus. The Director General of ASBU, Mr. Salaheddine Maaoui, and the Director of the Centre, Mr. Taleb Kadi Amin, have welcomed some representatives of ASBU broadcaster members’ training departments and international partners such as COPEAM, EBU, CFI, and Deutsche Welle Akademie.
The delegation has been received by the Syrian Minister of Information, Dr. Mohsen Bilal, the Director General of the Syrian Radio and Television Corporation, Dr. Mumtaz Al-Shaykh, and the Directors of the TV and the Radio. The Minister has stressed the importance…

5TH Edition of COPEAM University

COPEAM University is an original one-week training format, whosemain goal is to provide young audio-visual professionals coming from COPEAM and ASBU broadcaster members with a unique opportunity to exchange professional and human experiences.

COPEAM University 2009 took place from 7th to 14th February in Taghit, a charming oasis of the Algerian Sahara, under the aegis of the Algerian Public Television (EPTV), and in partnership with CFI, the Algerian Radio, the Tunisian Radio and France Bleu Frequenza Mora.

70 participants, 13 countries of the Mediterranean and Gulf areas (Algeria, Croatia, Syria, Iraq, Egypt,…


From the 14th to the 18th December, COPEAM and the ASBU Training Centre of Damascus will organise the 4th edition of the “TV formats writing and production” training session.

It will gather a restricted group of professionals coming from the Programmes Units of COPEAM and ASBU television members and will be assured, as for the past editions, by Mr. Paolo Taggi, Italian TV author and university professor.

The 5-day didactic plan includes both theoretical and practical modules. The session intends to apply a product-oriented approach, focused on the viewing and the analysis…

COPEAM presents to the Council of Europe the project for a new Master on « Global Journalism »

COPEAM has been invited by the Council of Europe (Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport General Direction – Coordination for the Intercultural Dialogue) to take part in the meeting of experts devoted to “Training of journalists in intercultural competencies”.

Held in Paris on the 10th June 2008, the meeting has gathered representatives of important European institutes for journalism training. Indeed, the meeting was organised with the aim of exchanging good practices and proposing projects in the field of Journalism training for diversity, one of the axis of the Council of Europe Campaign against the discriminations…

From training to broadcast: the University of COPEAM on the screen

One week to carry out, on the field, a 52’ TV documentary composed of 10 reportages focused on “Tourism and sustainable development, factors of connection between peoples” to be shot in the Algerian region of Bejaia: this is the goal reached during the last edition of COPEAM University (5-12 April 2008). The inter-cultural work teams have been guided by the trainers through the conception, the shooting and the editing of radio and TV products ready to be broadcast. The French and Arabic TV reportages, focused on the history, the languages, the environment, the economy, the legends and the heroes…

4th edition of COPEAM University

The 4th edition of COPEAM University took place in Bejaia (Algeria), from the 5th to the 12th April 2008, under the aegis of EPTV, in collaboration with CFI and with the participation of France Bleu Frequenza Mora and Radio Doualiya. This year, the President of the Algerian Republic has granted his High Patronage to the action that was also supported by the Algerian Ministry of Communication. The 90 participants, coming from 16 different countries, were part in the work of the 14 trans-national and intercultural radio and TV teams, whose assignment was that of producing reportages on the topic: «…

WOMEN AND NEW MEDIA To create a blog of blogs

Financed by the Euro-Mediterranean Anna Lindh Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures (ALF) and by Canal France International, this training project has been led by CFI in partnership with COPEAM, the Bibliotheca

Alexandrina and the Lebanese newspaper L’Orient le Jour.

An innovative and trans-national action that opens up to the civil society, since it allows the access of young women working in the Media sector to the new technologies through the creation of a “blog of women”: a virtual place of intercultural dialogue, of research and of exchanges devoted to women, managed by women and referred…


Following the success of the past two editions, ASBU and COPEAM have organised, in the ASBU  Training Center of Damascus, the 2007 training seminar on TV Formats Writing & Production that, for the third time, gathered directors, writers and producers coming from the TVs of Mediterranean and Middle East countries members of both COPEAM and ASBU.

The 2007 edition – “The DNA of the TV programmes. how to analyse them, how to realise them. From the idea to the accomplished format” – intended to apply a product-oriented approach, focused on the viewing and…

«BOUNDLESS» Cultural Diversity Media Award and Training in Intercultural Journalism

The 30th September 2007 the call for canditates to participate in «Boundless – Cultural Diversity Media Award» – an international initiative carried out in partnership by COPEAM,WDR,EBU,FranceTélévisions,
UNESCO, NPS/Netherlands – was closed.

56 applications have been received from 25 countries of the Euro-Mediterranean region and beyond. 15 young professionals have been awarded to have better represented in their works the idea of Cultural Diversity.

Among the covered subjects, the minorities’ habits, the friendship between different cultures, the interreligious dialogue, the refugees’ life.

The awarding ceremony was…