President of the HACA receives Director of Council of Europe Directorate General of Programmes Office, Ms. Verena Taylor
In the framework of her working visit to Morocco on 6th and 7th July of to discuss with different Moroccan officials about cooperation perspectives between Morocco and the Council of Europe beyond 2017, Ms. Verena Taylor, Director of the office of the directorate general of programmes was received on 7th July by President of the High Authority Ms. Amina Lemrini Elouahabi.
During these interviews, Ms.Lemrini Elouahabi and Taylor welcomed solidity and maturity of the cooperation between Morocco and the Council of Europe in different domains, including the audiovisual regulation, via an active, voluntary and mutually benefic partnership with the High Authority, based on common vision, values and objectives, and embodied in training activities and joint conference organization, meetings and panels of experts about common interest subjects such as freedom of expression, pluralism and diversity.
After having addressed and examined means of reinforcing and institutionalizing such strategic partnership, especially in the light of the changes introduced by laws n°11-15 reorganizing the HACA and n° 66-16 on audiovisual communication enacted in 2016, the following cooperation axes have been identified:
- Media literacy and education through broadcast media ;
- The fight against men/women inequalities in and through broadcast media ;
- Respect of presumption of innocence and existing legal procedures in broadcast media.
Other forms of cooperation have been determined, on the basis of a more punctual approach within the framework of activities of which the main aim is to exchange experiences, expertizes and good practices:
- Copyright in broadcast media ;
- Audiovisual regulation within advanced regionalization.
It should be recalled that the High Authority actively participates in the work of European Audiovisual Observatory of the Council of Europe, since Kingdom’s adherence in 2013 as the first non-European member.
As a guest institution, the High Authority also regularly takes part in meetings of the European Platform Regulatory Authorities that gathers 52 audiovisual regulation authorities from 46 European countries.
These interviews were attended in one hand by representatives of the Council of Europe, Mr. Mehdi Remili, coordinator of activities in the southern shores of the Mediterranean and former Head of the Council of Europe Office in Morocco and Ms. Ghita Tadlaoui, Project manager at Information society and action against crime Directorate in Moroccan CE office, and in the other hand by representatives of the High Authority, Mr. Abdeljalil Elhammoumi, Deputy Director-General et Mr. Amin AZZIMAN, Director of international cooperation.