The HACA Elected Unanimously as Vice President of The African Communication Regulation Authorities Network for The Period 2019-2020
The High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HACA) was unanimously elected, on Friday, December 14th 2018, as Vice President of the African Communication Regulation Authorities Network (ACRAN) for the period 2019-2020.
The HACA won this election during the closing of the 9th Conference of African Communication Regulatory Authorities hosted in Yaoundé, Cameroon, on December 12, 13, and 14th 2018.
While the HACA will assure the Vice presidency of the ACRAN, the Cameroon National Communication Council will be at the head of the Network for the period 2019-2020, as it takes up the baton from the Ghana National Media Commission.
Following this election, HACA President, Ms. Latifa Akharbach expressed her gratitude and pleasure to witness the trust and the credibility that are credited to the HACA by the other African regulatory authorities. Moreover, Ms. Akharbach assured the ACRAN members that the HACA will be committed to accompany and support the Cameroonian regulation authority in its mission as the new President of ACRAN for the next two years.
Noting that “the unanimous election of the HACA proves the potent involvement of the Moroccan institution within the African platform”, Ms. Akharbach expressed, “The determination of the HACA to dedicate its new mandate to foster the relations between ACRAN and the other regulation networks such as the Francophone Network of Media Regulators (REFRAM) or the Mediterranean Network of Regulatory Authorities (RIRM)”.
This accession guarantees Morocco’s presidency of this institution for the mandate 2021-2022 and reinforces its leadership within the African network; especially after it has successfully ensured the presidency of the ACRAN, from 2009 to 2011.
Simultaneously with the celebration of its 20th anniversary, the ACRAN 2018 edition of the Conference of Presidents took place in Yaoundé to discuss: “20 years of ACRAN: Outcome, challenges and perspectives” and dedicated several debate sessions to the issue of the digital transition and its impacts on media regulation. As a biennial event, this Conference, of which the 4th edition was held in Marrakech on November 2009, is considered a great event for media regulation authorities.
In addition to President Akharbach, the delegation of the HACA, participating to this highly important meeting between regulation authorities, was composed of Mr. El Mahdi Aroussi Idrissi, Director of the Legal Department, Mr. Najib Bouezmarni, Director of Information Technologies, and Talal Salahdine, Manager of African Affairs.