Improving broadcast production standards: MedMedia support to Algerian TV

February 20, 2017
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A three-day workshop took place in Algeria from 12-14 February as part of the EU-funded MedMedia programme, looking at ways to improve production policies at the Algerian state broadcaster EPTV (Établissement public de television). The workshop, which brought together about 30 producers also looked at public service broadcasting values and standards, programming issues, funding, digital transition, and skills in an ever-changing sector. 

“One of the key aspects we wanted to underline was how much production is the result of a collective effort. Participants were particularly interested in new production models and in roles and jobs within the production process,” said one of the trainers at the workshop, Laurence Bagot, who works for a French production company specialized in new media.

The workshop was part of a concerted effort at all levels of the EPTV Group to compete with the major satellite channels and private broadcasters emerging in Algeria, while continuing to make progress towards a complete transition to public service broadcasting. Since 2015, MedMedia has facilitated this process through a multi-level support programme. 

The EU-funded MedMedia project aims to create an enabling environment for media reforms in the Southern Mediterranean region. It is part of the €17 million EU programme “Media and culture for development in the Southern Mediterranean” which aims at supporting the media and culture reform processes in the region.

MedMedia focuses on media legislation, regulation, programming, strategy and leadership with a view to helping state media fulfil their public service mandate and compete with the commercial sector. It will also work to build public trust by strengthening the media’s role as an independent watchdog and a forum for democratic debate. 

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Countries covered:

  • Algeria