King Mohammed VI has appointed Latifa Akharbach as the new president of the High Authority of Audiovisual Communication (HACA).
Rabat – King Mohammed VI appointed Akharbach during a royal reception at the Royal Palace in Rabat on Monday. She replaces Amina Lamrini El Ouahabi.
The HACA is responsible for audiovisual communication and grants licenses for audiovisual services according to their compliance with the law. It also ensures the quality of radio frequencies for broadcast programs.
Born in 1960 in Tetouan, Akharbach is a Moroccan politician and journalist.
Akherbach started her career in 1981 as a journalist in the daily newspaper “Al Maghrib” and “La Vie Eco” magazine.
In 2003, the King appointed Akharbach as the head of the Higher Institute of Information and Communication (ISIC) where she taught for 20 years. In 2007 he appointed her as co-CEO of the state-owned radio channel SNRT.
Between 2007 and 2012, she served as secretary of state for foreign affairs.
In October 2016, Akharbach was appointed Morocco’s ambassador to Tunisia, just five months after she served as Morocco’s extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador to Bulgaria and Macedonia.
Akharbach holds a PhD in Information and Communication Sciences from the University of Law, Economics and Social Sciences of Paris II in 1988 and a Diploma in Advanced Studies in Science of Information at the French Institute of Press Paris Assas in 1985.
The new HACA president also has extensive experience in international consulting in the field of journalism, communication and training of journalists.
Akharbach was also representative of the Euro-Maghreb Network for Training for the Communication Professions (REMFOC) in Morocco.
Akharbach is also the co-author of two books on the status of women in Morocco: “ Femmes et Politiques” (Women and Politics) and “Femmes et médias” (Women and Media).