HACA is responsible for audiovisual communication in Morocco and grants licenses for audiovisual services.
Rabat – The head of the media cooperation unit at the Council of Europe, Lejla Dervisagic, has saluted the role of Morocco’s High Authority of Audiovisual Communication (HACA) in fighting violence against women in Moroccan programs.
Dervisagic said on Friday in Tunis at the 2nd World Forum on Gender Equality: “We can only be pleased with HACA’s regulatory experience.”
She also spoke about the importance of sharing HACA’s experiences with global media to “provide common answers to the challenges faced by regulatory authorities at monitoring works during media coverage of violence against women.”
The head of the Independent High Authority for Audiovisual Communication in Tunisia (HAICA), Nouri Lajmi, also emphasized the importance of HACA’s expertise for years.
He also thanked HACA for its support for HAICA.
“Journalists should be encouraged to take self-regulatory measures concerning gender equality and the fight against violence against women and to avoid languages and images that could lead to discrimination on the basis of sex, incitement to hatred, and gender-based violence,” said Lajmi.
Morocco’s delegation at the event was chaired by the head of HACA, Latifa Akharbach.
King Mohammed VI appointed Akharbach in December 2018. Born in 1960, Akharbach is also a politician and a journalist.
HACA is responsible for audiovisual communication and grants licenses for audiovisual services according to their compliance with the law.
HACA also ensures the quality of radio frequencies for broadcast programs.