Mr. Naji Pays a Visit of Information and Exchange to The Lebanese Regulator, Media, Universities and Independent Research Centers
Mr. Jamal Eddine Naji, Director-General of the High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HACA) and President of the International Network of UNESCO Chairs in Communication (ORBICOM), carried out visits of information and exchange in Beirut and Tripoli, to different representatives of the Lebanese media landscape, Dr. Abdel Hadi Mahfouz, President of the National Audiovisual Council (CNA, a regulation authority), in its headquarters at the Ministry of Information, and Dr. Hassan Chaccour, director of programs and production in the Lebanese public TV (“TL”, founded in 1957). These two meetings focused on the institutional, legal, economic and regulatory aspects related to the Lebanese broadcasting field, which is dominated by private media. The debates also shed light on the future of the public service that encounters numerous challenges, similar to those facing the Moroccan public sector. “Our TV, which was closed in 2001 for financial and security reasons, spends nowadays one million dollars per month”, said Mr. Chaccour.
Morocco Elected President of the European Audiovisual Observatory
By acclamation and applause, the 41 member states representatives (in addition to the European Commission) of the European Audiovisual Observatory (OEA), entrusted, Wednesday June 6th, at the headquarters of the Council of Europe in Paris, the tutelage authority of the Observatory, the annual presidency for the year 2020, to the representative of Morocco Pr. Jamal Eddine Naji, Director General of the High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HACA).
Authorities in Charge of the Elections in 50 countries address the Challenges of the “Digital Democracy” via Media and the Voting Electronic Tools
The first officials of the instances in charge of the electoral processes in more than fifty countries were reunited, from 28th and 31st May, in Troia town (a large suburb of Lisbon, the Portuguese capital) in order to analyze and anticipate the future challenges posed by the digital media and electronic technologies to the electoral processes, from the list management and the registrations until the vote and the announcement of results.
The new ADG for Communication and Information Sector at UNESCO receives Pr. Naji Orbicom President and HACA Director General
Named, last March, by the UNESCO Director General as Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information Sector, Mr. Moez Chakchouk, ex-commissioner at the Global Commission on Internet Governance (2014-2016), CEO of the Tunisian Internet Agency (2011-2015), and CEO, since 2015, of the Tunisian Post, received, on Monday June 4th, Pr. Jamal Eddine Naji, Orbicom President and Director General of the High Authority for Audiovisual Communication.
Mr. Jamal Eddine Naji in Lima University (Peru) to Debate about the Heritage of the “Arab Medina” versus the “Smart City” in the Digital Era
The University of Lima, headquarters of UNESCO Chair in Science and Praxis, hosted, from 8 to 10 May 2018 in Lima capital of Peru, the scientific symposium of the Network of UNESCO Chairs in Communication (Orbicom). More than 110 panelists and over 930 students were present for three days to participate in 40 meetings, from plenary sessions to workshops and round tables.
Artificial intelligence will impose « agile » regulations, a confirmation made by a meeting of experts at the International Institute of Communications
At the invitation of the International Institute of Communications (IIC), of which the High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HACA) is a member, the Belgian Institute for Postal services and Telecommunications held in Brussels the International Forum of media and artificial intelligence experts, on April 24th and 25th. Mr. Jamal Eddine Naji, Director General of the HACA, together with Mr. El Mahdi Idrissi Aroussi, Director of the Legal Department, took part of this forum that is considered first of its kind for the IIC that holds almost monthly a similar type of futurist brainstorming conclave.
HACA organizes a training session on media professionalism and auto-regulation
The High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HACA) initiative on organizing a training session on “Professionalism as a pillar to auto-regulation and good practices” was settled by the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) Academy for media training in HACA’s headquarters in Rabat from 18th to 20th April 2018.
HACA Immersion in the Public and Private Audiovisual Sector of Switzerland
As part of its opening to the world, and its strategy of exchanging experience and expertise, the General Directorate of the High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HACA) visited Switzerland, on April 5th and 6th 2018, to immerse in its audiovisual sector in Geneva (600.000 inhabitant), and Bienne (50.000 inhabitant).
Mr. J.E. Naji Welcomed at the UNESCO Headquarters by Ms. Audrey Azoulay Deputy
Pr. Jamal Eddine Naji, Director General of Audiovisual Communication at the High Authority of Audiovisual Communication (HACA), was welcomed, on Monday February 12th, as President of ORBICOM, Network of UNESCO Chairs in Communication, by the Deputy Director General (DDG) of Ms. Audrey Azoulay, Former French Minister of Culture, who was elected last November 10th after Ms. Irina Bokova.