Under the high patronage of His Majesty King Mohamed VI, the HACA organizes the first Summit of African and Ibero-american regulators
Under the high patronage of His Majesty King Mohamed VI, the HACA organizes from the 16th to the 18th of March the first Summit of African and Ibero-american audiovisual media regulators, with the participation of 60 members representing 14 Instances of African countries and 8 from Ibero-american zone.
This Summit is an unprecedented occasion at international level gathering regulators from the two continents, besides Spain, Portugal and France (not to mention Unesco representatives). It provides the opportunity for these authorities of the two sides of the Atlantic to exchange experiences, models and standards related to the regulation missions, especially regarding political pluralism, pluralism of currents of thoughts and opinion, cultural and social diversity, gender equity, missions of the audiovisual public service, and the regulatory issues raised by associative media, which is a strongly present actor in Africa and Latin America.
The Presidents and Representatives of African and Ibero-American authorities will also discuss with more than forty audiovisual Moroccan decision-makers, including public and private media, besides a group of international experts, invited to the Summit by the HACA , which took the initiative to organize the event in partnership with Presidencies of both networks: the African Communication Regulation Authorities Network (ACRAN), that gathers 35 countries from Africa, and the Ibero-American Platform of Television Regulators (PRAI), which regroups twelve countries from iberian and Latin American zone.
Delegations present to the Summit come from: Ghana, that ensure ACRAN's presidency, Cameroun, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Chad, Benin, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Tunisia, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Central Africa, Ivory Coast and Morocco.
PRAI's representatives come from Catalonia, Andalusia, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia and Chili, that ensures current presidency of this network.
The BBC shares with HACA its experience of audiovisual regulation and archives
In its constant and earnest bid to share an exploratory and anticipatory reflection on the models of regulation at the international level, the High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HACA) hosted, on November 24 and 25, 2015, managers from the BBC, in the framework of a study event about “Regulation and public service in UK” on one hand, and a technical workshop on “Managing audiovisual archives in the BBC”, on the other hand.
The BBC delegation, which was composed of Mr. Richard Hutt, Complaint Director, Mr. Simon Rooks, Director at the BBC Archives, and Mrs. Catherine Derrick, Senior Adviser in Editorial Policy, had the opportunity to share with persons in charge and executives from HACA and their guests (public and private broadcasters, representatives of interested national institutions…) the UK experience, and to expose the standards and good practices of the BBC in terms of regulation of public service and complaint handling.
Moreover, the technical workshop, organized on November 25 at the HACA’s head office, offered knowledge about the organization type, management and use devoted by the BBC, a quasi-centenary institution, to audiovisual archives that are unique and rich by all standards: varied, dating back to the beginning of the previous century –a century of radio, photography, cinema, and television- and considered as an inestimable treasure and a collective memory of UK, and humankind in general.
In addition to these two meetings, the BBC delegation met with the HACA’s managers and was informed upon the experience of the latter in the fields of documentation, program storage and monitoring, as well as the follow up of broadcasters and technical watch.
Under the High Patronage of His Majesty the King Mohammed VI, the High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HACA), organize, on May 24, 25 and 26, 2013, at the Mohammed VI Conference Center in Skhirat, in partnership with the International Network of UNESCO Chairs in Communication (ORBICOM), the International Days on « Cultural and linguistic diversity, Richness and freedom, Regulation and creativity ».
This meeting aims at leading a common reflection on different approaches of managing diversity with its multiple references and models, its input in media contents and also the related practical mechanisms and experiences. It will be an opportunity to discover some expertise and recommendations at the international level, besides practical experiences inherent to some regional and national contexts.
About thirty sound experts and researchers will take part in this seminar. Internationally known in universities and UN organizations, they will present an enriching diversity of approaches, theories, experiences lived in diverse countries from all continents: North America, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
The agenda forecasts three major sequences, namely “Concepts, principles and fields of diversity”, “Media and stakes of diversity, including the internet”, “Diversity, regulation, indicators, certifications”.
Thanks to its intellectual and scientific dimension, this colloquium is of double importance. It offers a conducive occasion to discover new horizons from diverse humanity, approaches, expertise and experiences, and to shed light on the topic as a prerequisite of any national reflection on diversity and its regulatory and promotional stakes, in accordance with the new constitutional orientations and commitments, in order to implement a modern normative and operational framework likely to contribute to reinforcement of the audiovisual media role, the promotion of the diversity of the Moroccan society, the guarantee of its cohesion and the quintessence of its opening on the Other.