EBUOld and distinguished relationships link ASBU (Arab States Broadcasting Union) to its European counterpart, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). They mainly cover the fields of news exchanges, training and programming. The two unions participated as well in establishing regional audio-visual bodies, including the Permanent Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators (COPEAM). It is a network whose mission is to strengthen cultural and scientific outreach of the Mediterranean basin. To achieve this goal, it promotes cooperation among its members in the fields of radio and TV exchanges, co-production and training.
The Arab and European two unions also participated, thanks to their rich and varied cooperation, in initiating a number of projects in the Mediterranean region, such as the EuroMed-News initiative and the “Maarifa” program (knowledge in Arabic), to produce TV educational and multi-media programs.
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