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 the digital transition. It is supported by MedMedia, an EU-funded project, and organised in collaboration with the Permanent Conference of Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators (COPEAM).

Held on May 12-13 during COPEAM’s 2017 General Assembly which was hosted by Télé Liban, the workshop assessed progress made since the start of the exchanges which were launched in Amman in February. It brought together representatives from Télé Liban, Radio Liban, the Palestine Broadcasting Corporation, Jordan Radio and Television, the Egyptian Radio and Television Union, Tunisian National Radio, Tunisian Public Television, Algerian National Radio and Morocco’s 2M TV channel.

The initiative to enhance internal training policies at national broadcasters will end in September with a meeting at the headquarters of the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) in Tunis with a view to raising awareness of the pivotal role which ASBU is playing in the field of professional training for broadcasters.

Photo: MedMedia.