RATEM based in Istanbul, Türkiye is a professional union of broadcasting organisations.
Founded in 2001, it is the largest professional semi-public, non-profit organisation in the broadcasting industry, which represents 796 radio and television companies including the public broadcaster TRT (Turkish Radio and Television Corporation). It aims to protect the intellectual property rights of its members, arising under the Law of Intellectual Property Right; as well as finding solutions to the problems of the industry and developing activities in order to ensure continuous development.
It also operates the MEYESER – Vocational Assessment Center (www.meyeser.org) which provides certification for a number of broadcasting occupations that is accredited both nationally and internationally.
Another service for the broadcasting industry is the RATEM Academy, which was founded in 2014, in cooperation with the BBC Academy. It aims to meet qualified employee needs and to fill the scientific resource gap for the radio and television broadcasting industry in Türkiye and offers a research center for broadcasting, e-library, face to face and remote education systems.
Another RATEM activity includes the organisation of IFTV (Istanbul International Film-TV Forum & Fair). The objective of this event is to discover the ever growing Turkish Media Market, exploit new opportunities in the EMEA region and to build global partnerships.