MedMedia Closing Conference Reaffirms the Central Role of Public Service Media in the Southern Mediterranean’s Democratic Future.

Press release 16 May 2018 The EU-funded MedMedia programme held its closing conference in Tunisia last week, kicking-off a round of events organised in the country on Europe Days. Co-hosted by the Tunisian government, the Syndicat national des journalistes tunisiens (SNJT) and the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), the event brought together some 60 participants […]


MedMedia Publishes Report on Hate Speech To Mark World Press Freedom Day.

Press release 02/05/2018 To mark World Press Freedom Day, the EU-funded MedMedia programme today launched its final regional report. Covering seven countries* across the Southern Mediterranean, the report looks at media practices and regulations’ effectiveness in tackling hate in the media. “New freedoms have been won in parts of the region in recent years”, said […]


MedMedia Holds Final Peer-to-Peer Broadcasters’ Workshop in Tunis

Picture: MedMedia Press release 25 April 2018 The EU-funded MedMedia programme, in partnership with the Permanent Conference of Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators (COPEAM), organised this week its final workshop for public service broadcasters in the Southern Mediterranean Region. Held in Tunis on April 23-24, the event marked the end of a four-year multi-layered peer-to-peer exchange programme […]



Special Mechanism for Media Freedom in the Arab World: MedMedia Concludes a Series of Consultations in Vienna and Paris.

Press release 21/12/2017 MedMedia concluded this week a series of consultations held in Vienna and Paris, to increase regional and international support for the Declaration and the Special Mechanism for Media Freedom in the Arab World. Backed by the EU-funded MedMedia programme, the initiative builds on strong partnerships between media stakeholders, national human rights’ institutions […]


MedMedia Launches Report on Journalists’ unions in the Southern Mediterranean region.

Press release 13/12/2017 The EU-funded MedMedia programme published today a key report on journalists’ unions in the Southern Mediterranean region. The report, which covers nine countries, examines journalists’ unions’ role in supporting journalists and media. It focuses on pivotal issues, including mandate, membership and governance, trade-union action, advocacy, and opportunities for international cooperation. “Journalists’ unions […]


MedMedia Launches New Round of Events to Mobilise Regional and International Support for the Declaration and the Special Mechanism for Media Freedom in the Arab World.

Press release 24/11/2017 MedMedia launched last week a new round of events to increase regional and international support for the Regional Declaration for Media Freedom in the Arab World and its Special Mechanism. Backed by the EU-funded MedMedia programme, the initiative builds on strong partnerships between media stakeholders, human rights’ organisations and governments in the […]


MedMedia Wraps Up Broadcasters’s Training Programme in Tunis

Press release 8 November 2017 A regional workshop organised by the EU-funded MedMedia programme in Tunis last week gathered delegates from nine public service broadcasters in the Southern Mediterranean, to discuss in-house training strategies. Part of MedMedia’s peer-to-peer programme, the event was organised on 2-3 November in cooperation with the Permanent Conference of Mediterranean Audiovisual […]


Beirut Conference Discusses Media Pluralism, Broadcasting Regulation and Digital Transition

Press release 22.09.207 Media pluralism, monitoring of Lebanon’s 2018 general election and the country’s 2020 broadcasting digital transition, were at the heart of a conference held in Beirut last week. Organised on 18 September by the Conseil national de l’audiovisuel (CNA), Lebanon’s broadcasting regulator, with the support of the EU-funded MedMedia programme, the conference gathered […]



MedMedia’s Mapping Tool Reaches 100 Mark Milestone

Press release 14.07.2017 MedMedia’s online mapping tool has reached its 100 mark milestone last week. Launched just over a year ago by MedMedia, an EU-funded programme, the database is dedicated to mapping media development initiatives in partner countries across the Southern Mediterranean. It offers information on ongoing and implemented media programmes, in a bid to […]



Beirut Meeting for Broadcasters Focuses on In-House Training Provision

Press release 17 May 2017 Representatives from nine public service broadcasters in the Southern Mediterranean met in Beirut last week for the second phase of a peer-to-peer programme aimed at improving internal training policies and resources. The nine-month programme offers training managers a forum for developing internal strategies with a particular focus on ways in […]




Khabirat Events Highlight Ways of Amplifying Women’s Voices in the Media

Press release 10 March 2017   The EU-funded MedMedia project marked International Women’s Day with a series of events held this week aimed at promoting the image of women in public life as well as their representation in news programming. More than 200 people attended four events in Tunis, Amman, Ramallah and Rabat which highlighted […]


MedMedia Launches Khabirat Platforms to Mark International Women’s Day

Press release 6 March 2017 The EU-funded MedMedia programme today launched an innovative online database aimed at enhancing the representation of women in news programming across the Southern Mediterranean Region. Launched in the run-up to International Women’s Day on March 8, Khabirat is an online Arabic-language directory of women experts which has been designed for […]


MedMedia Holds Peer-to-Peer workshop on in-house training for public service broadcasters in the Southern Mediterranean

Press release 2 March 2017 The EU-funded MedMedia programme, in partnership with the Permanent Conference of Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators (COPEAM), organised a workshop on in-house training for public service broadcasters in the Southern Mediterranean Region on February 27-28. Held in Amman, the event marked the beginning of nine-month peer-to-peer exchange programme aimed at developing training policy […]


MedMedia Supports Efforts to Improve Production Standards at Algerian TV

Press release 17.02.2017 Algeria’s public broadcaster, the Etablissement public de télévision (EPTV) joined forces with the EU-funded MedMedia programme to deliver a three-day workshop on production in Algiers. The event, which brought together around 30 in-house and external producers on February 12-14, was aimed at identifying areas for improvement in EPTV’s production policies. It also […]


Lebanese Regulators Learn from Italy’s Experience of the Digital Switchover

Representatives from Lebanon’s regulatory authority, the Conseil national de l’audiovisuel (CNA), took part in a three-day study tour to Italy this week under the auspices of the EU-funded MedMedia project. Two CNA board members visited Rome between December 5 and 7 with a view to preparing the transition from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT) […]