COPEAM at the 75th edition of Prix Italia

Bari, 2-6 October 2023

Over 250 programmes in competition with an extraordinary participation of more than 80 broadcasters from all continents responding to the call for entries for the Radio & Podcast, TV and Digital sections.

The 75th Prix Italia Festival, held in Bari from 2 to 6 October with the title "Engage Me", has offered again this year a unique panorama of quality productions, as well as the trends and innovations of broadcasters from all over the world.

In this framework, COPEAM Secretary General Claudio Cappon took part in a panel focused on “Co-Financing: more with less, together. High-quality productions in the age of austerity”, exploring the today’s tensions and challenges of creating and monetising content.

In addition, for the second year after the successful previous edition, the Prix Italia-IFAD-COPEAM Special Prize - dedicated to sustainability and, in 2023, with a focus on food security - was delivered to Rai’s “Plastic Connection” for its in-depth analysis to a highly relevant environmental issue. The international jury also gave two special mentions to  the radio program “Cuore di reef” (Heart of reef) by Radiotelevisione Svizzera (RSI) and to “Gokseong Chimgong” (Gokseong Invasion) by KBS World (South Korea).

On 6 December, during the U.N. Conference on climate in Dubai, RAI’s ESG Sustainability directorate organised a panel, in the Italian Pavillon, about this Prize. COPEAM, IFAD and RAI, together with Teresa Paoli, the author of the winning documentary, discussed about the importance and the difficulties of investigative journalism in telling sustainability-related stories and the need of transnational collaborations to extend the impact of the reporting.