COPEAM@ Media & Culture Days 2023

Bucharest, 16-17 November 2023 

Organized by Radio Romania and ABU (Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union), this event was the continuation of the Media 2020 conference series held from 2015 to 2020, and which succeeded in enhancing a successful dialogue between media professionals from Europe and Asia.

This year’s edition, titled Diverse and distinctive: How culture powers public service media, focused on cultural content, diversity and inclusion, and on the role of public broadcasters for national, regional and local communities as cohesive cultural engines.

COPEAM was invited to moderate one of the main panels, devoted to deepening how the media move into an everchanging cultural landscape and during which representatives of public broadcasters, but also independent content creators, showcased innovative projects in the fields of culture, arts and science.

On the occasion of the 95th anniversary of the first broadcast of the Romanian Radio, Paola Parri, Deputy General Secretary of COPEAM - in an interview released to RR International - recalled that Radio Romania’s bridging role between Europe and Asia has consolidated the importance of this country and of its public service in building mutual knowledge as well as in reinforcing intercultural ties between one part of the world and another.

She finally concluded that in the so complex current international context, it is "fundamental that PSMs in Europe and beyond do assume a peace-making role capable to help peoples from different countries and cultures learn to love each other and not to go to war".