Saturday , August 13 2022

National Forum of Electronic Press in Rabat


Rabat – "What services for electronic press in the light of social change?", was the topic of the National Forum of Electronic Press in Morocco organized by the Ministry of Culture and Communications on Friday in Rabat, at the High Institute for Information and Communication.

This forum was especially marked by speeches by Ministers of Culture and Communications, Mohamed Lauraja, judges, Mohamed Aujyar and the Minister of Delegate in charge of relations with Parliament and civil society, spokesman for the government, Mustapha El Khalfi, as well as two presentations on the legal framework of electronic press in Morocco, which was done by researcher Ali Karimi, and the provisions of the Press and Publishing Code, brought by attorney and academician Abdelaziz Nouidi.

Speaking at the opening of the forum, Mr. Laaraj stressed that the significant development of electronic press in Morocco over the last six years reflects the changes that the media sector is experiencing due to technological progress and the democratic structure that promotes freedom of thought and expression.

G. Laaraj also reviewed statistics on the number of registered electronic newspapers and those who complied with the provisions of Law no. 88-13 on the press and publishing.

For his part, Mr Aujjar emphasized the need to seek an optimal economic model that could encourage the emergence and upgrading of electronic press, which, while counting on its unquestionable success in record time, raises the question of how the sector is set on serving the society and democratic life.

In this regard, he said that the electronic media opened a wide horizon in terms of the spread of digital culture and the growth of social networks; dynamics that also allowed the vertiginous increase in the number of Internet users.

Mr. Aujjar focused on the issue of the legal framework of the press, where he differed from the blogs.

The minister also voiced his ideas for developing strategies and practical arrangements for the electronic press to be in accordance with the rules of ethics. According to him, the challenge is the implementation of mechanisms of self-regulation and the objectives of training and continuing education.

For his part, Mr. El Khalfi pointed out that investing in online printing is a lever of democratic progress and development.

He focused on the successful development of electronic press in the Kingdom thanks to the largely uncontested contribution of professionals.

The forum is marked by the maintenance of four workshops "Economic model of electronic press", "Moroccan electronic printing and charter deontology", "Production of audiovisual content in electronic press" i "Electronic Press in Morocco".

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