Morocco is helping to monitor television and radio programming in Mali.
The inauguration of the center took place Tuesday in the Malian capital.
On the occasion, HACA Director Benaissa Asloun said that the founding of the center reflects the “convergence” between HACA and Mali’s High Authority for Communication (HAC) as independent institutions that strive to secure citizens’ rights to a free and ethical audio-visual communication that also respects political, social, and religious values and diversity.
The new monitoring center is equipped with state-of-the-art technology developed by HACA engineers, which will enable HAC to monitor and archive all radio and television programs broadcast in Mali.
The contract between HACA and HAC, signed in Rabat in 2018, includes the training of monitoring officers and the installation of a technical room to record 36 FM radio services and 24 television services, Asloun told Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).
The Moroccan ambassador in Bamako, Hassan Naciri, said that the launch of the center will enable HAC to ensure fair access to audiovisual media in the country.
He added that the launch is the fruit of King Mohammed VI’s and Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s dedication to a “mutually beneficial cooperation.”