By Khalil Zakari
By Khalil Zakari
Morocco World News
Meknes, Morocco, January 04, 2013
In collaboration with The Moroccan Center for Arabic Studies and Morocco World News, Samir Bennis – Co-Founder/Editor-in-Chief of MWN gave a talk this Friday afternoon about his own experience in setting up and running a news agency that is dedicated to covering current political, economic, cultural and educational issues to a global following.
The conference which was attended by a number of university and secondary school teachers in addition to a significant portion of postgraduate students, was a great opportunity for Morocco World News to shed light on current issues in media and communication, expose available options and voice its experience and expertise in filling the chasm of concurrent ambiguity.
The meeting, which Mr. Bennis kept as informal as possible so that the audience would freely speak their minds, was also a unique opportunity for the participants to develop a relatively clearer idea on the mission of online media outlets of which Morocco World News is among many.
Particular concerns expressed as constructive criticism were voiced in many participants’ remarks and suggestions. Opinions that go against the grain are healthy most of the time, for most adults and on most topics, but they require respect and consideration to others’ opinions. In addition, an amount of merit should be given to whatever is expressed thoughtfully. Not all that comes out of someone’s mouth should be froth, fire and inflammatory when we are seeking improvement and progress.
There is no doubt that the time and effort that brothers Samir and Adnane Bennis, the editorial board, the correspondents and the contributors are all investing will pay off in the near future. There is need for a bigger audience the same as there is need for moderators and editors. The hope is that such desired workforce will emerge from potential Morocco World News readers.
“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” Kahlil Gibran