Towards a Libyan broadcasting public service

Rome, 19 February - 7 March 2014

COPEAM was the promoter of a training course for journalists and operators of the Libyan National Channel, organized in collaboration with the University of Rome La Sapienza and RAI-Radiotelevisione italiana. This initiative took place in Rome from 19 February to 7 March 2014, thanks to a funding from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

During three weeks, 13 professionals from different regional stations of the Libyan broadcaster had the opportunity to deepen their skills and know-how related to the public service media sector.
The training days were composed of theoretical sessions and practical activities. Experts, often journalists and department directors from RAI, provided an overview of the public media system landscape and challenges, with a focus on RAI model. The covered topics included: journalists training, TV and Radio newsrooms’ operational running, political debates and talk-show management, TV marketing, digital media, archives strategic importance. Moreover, the participants had the opportunity to visit the studios and newsrooms of the Italian TV attending, among others, the recording of a newscast. A similar occasion was offered by La Sapienza University, hosting the Libyan journalists during its radio news journal and broadcasting their interviews. The project website showcases the training activities, giving visibility to the products realized by the participants all along the period.