Inauguration in Abidjan of a monitoring center for audiovisual programs

The president of the High Authority for Audiovisual Communication, Mrs. Latifa Akharbach, proceeded, on Tuesday September 6, 2022 in Abidjan, in the company of her Ivorian counterpart, Mr. René Bourgoin, to the official inauguration of the new monitoring center for audiovisual programs of the Ivorian media regulator. Installed at the headquarters of the High Authority for Audiovisual Communication of Côte d’Ivoire, this center is equipped with the program monitoring software solution, HACA Media Solutions (HMS) developed by the Moroccan regulatory body and subject to a patent filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization. The installation within the HACA-Côte d’Ivoire, the homonymous body of the Moroccan body, was carried out by the technical teams of the HACA within the framework of a bilateral partnership framework agreement between the two regulators.

The provision of this high-performance solution, which a dozen African regulators are already equipped with, will enable the new Ivorian audiovisual program monitoring center to monitor programs, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for 60 radio services, 12 television services broadcasting in the capital Abidjan as well as 36 radio services broadcasting in the regions of Bouaké and Korhogo.

During the speech delivered on the occasion of this official inauguration, Mrs. Akharbach declared in particular: “What we are celebrating through the inauguration of this center are African expertise and synergies. It is a great way to subscribe to the vision of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist him, who said in his speech delivered in February 2014, here in Abidjan, “Africa must trust africa “”.

She also affirmed that if the cooperation between the two bodies has been able to strengthen and give rise to concrete achievements, it is thanks to the convergence of their views with regard to the purpose of independent regulation of the media. “The real purpose of media regulation, she recalled in this regard, is to guarantee the rights of citizens to pluralistic, ethical media content that respects the principles of human rights and democratic values ​​​​of promoting cohesion. social and living together.

This inauguration ceremony took place in the presence of the Ambassador of Morocco in Côte d’Ivoire Mr. Abdelmalek Kettani, and many media personalities and Ivorian politicians.

The HACA delegation composed of Mr. Khalil Idrissi Alami, Member of the Superior Council for Audiovisual Communication (CSCA), Mr. El Mahdi Aroussi, Director of Legal Affairs and Mr. Talal Salahdine, Manager of African and International Affairs, took also takes part in the work of the first meeting of the Joint Legal Watch Committee held on Monday, September 5, 2022. The creation of this committee had been decided by the two bodies with the aim of coordinating and pooling their efforts to anticipate regulatory developments. experienced by the media in the context of globalization and digitalization of communication.

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