Beirut Meeting for Broadcasters Focuses on In-House Training Provision

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 which capacity-building activities can address […]

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) […]

MedMedia and the American University in Cairo Hold Joint Event on Media Education

Press release 28.11.2016 A networking event bringing together more than 30 media academics and practitioners was held in Cairo last week. Supported by the EU-funded MedMedia programme and hosted by the American University in Cairo, the November 20-21 event explored new strategies for improving media education in the Southern Mediterranean Region. A session on media […]

Conference on Media Regulation in Tel Aviv Closes Peer-to-Peer Exchange.

Representatives from six media regulators attended a two-day event in Tel Aviv last week. Hosted by the Council for Cable and Satellite Broadcasting (CCSB) and supported by the EU-funded MedMedia project, the conference served as a closing event to the peer-to-peer exchange programme between the Josep Maria Carbonell, Dean of Blanquerna School of Communications and […]

Key Stakeholders Support the Creation of a Directory of Women Experts in Palestine

An initiative aimed at strengthening the contribution made by women to media coverage across the Southern Mediterranean Region has secured widespread support in Palestine. Khabirat, an online directory of women experts which is being developed by the EU-funded MedMedia project, was presented to local stakeholders by Sarah Bouchetob, MedMedia’s Senior Networking and Communications Manager, at […]

Palestine Inks Declaration on Media Freedom in Arab world

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is the first Arab leader to sign the Declaration on Media Freedom in the Arab World at a meeting in Ramallah with representatives from the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS), the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), and the Palestine Broadcasting Corporation (PBC). Signed by the President on 2nd August, the Declaration represents […]

MedMedia-GFMD Conference Considers New Mechanisms for Improving the Coordination of Media Development Efforts in the Region

Implementing agencies from across the EU and the MENA region have urged the donor community to provide long-term financial support for improved coordination and knowledge-sharing in the media development sector. At a conference organised by the EU-funded MedMedia project and the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD), representatives from 30 leading agencies highlighted the need […]

Study Visit to France Focuses on Alternated Training and Digital Mutations.

More practice in journalism training for students and integration of digital mutations in education are the two key themes of the study visit undertaken by Abdelkrim Hizaoui, Professor at the Institute of Press and Information Sciences (IPSI) in Tunis, to the Ecole supérieure de journalisme-Pro (ESJ-Pro) in Montpellier. The visit, which took place on 20 […]

National Conference Adopts Recommendations on Regulatory Reforms in Lebanon

A national conference held in Beirut this week provided a unique opportunity for Lebanese media stakeholders to discuss key issues on the reform of the country’s regulatory framework. Organised on 23-24 May by Lebanon’s broadcasting regulatory authority, the Conseil national de l’audiovisuel (CNA), and supported by the EU-funded MedMedia programme, the conference brought together 50 […]

Regional Conference in Casablanca Adopts Arab Declaration for Media Freedom

Journalists’ unions, human rights campaigners and media groups from across the Arab World have backed a ground-breaking Declaration on Media Freedom. The Declaration which represents a commitment to the principles of media freedom, independent journalism and the right to information was endorsed at a meeting hosted by the International Federation of Journalists and the Moroccan […]