The president intervened during the 6th Conference for Presidents of the Francophone Network for Media Regulators in Tunis, Tunisia.
Rabat – The president of the Moroccan High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HACA), Latifa Akharbach, called for “strengthening the role of public radio and television.” Akharbach made the statement at the 6th Conference for Presidents of the Francophone Network for Media Regulators (REFRAM) on September 6 and 7, in Tunis, Tunisia.
“Public radio and television are evolving. They are taking on their mission in a context full of profound and accelerated technological, social, and economic transformations,” explained HACA’s president in a debate about the future of public media.
Akharbach insisted that public radio and television “must address the challenge caused by the change of habits in media consumption, along with that of the change in the economic model.”
The president also emphasized “the importance of the awareness raised by media regulators.” Public media plays a fundamental role in democratizing the access to communication and audiovisual creation, in preserving national cohesion, and in civil education, according to Akharbach.
The 6th Conference for Presidents of REFRAM tackled four main issues. “The role of media regulators in the fight against misinformation”, and “the role of public media in reinforcing the rights of public speech and information” were both discussed. “The role of media regulators in protecting childhood in a multiplatform environment”, and “the regulation of media coverage of the migration issue” where also debated at the conference.