What happened at the National Electronic Press Forum? However, the forum is crucial to discuss the state of the sector in full cooking. Meeting with three ministers: culture and communication, Mohamed Laareja, meeting organizer, justice judge, Mohamed Aujjar, journalist and former publication director and minister responsible for relations with parliament and civil society, spokesman for the government, Mustapha El Khalfi, also a former journalist and former minister of communication. There were also Younès Moujahid, chairman of the National Press Council and Noureddine Miftah, president of FMEJ (Moroccan Federation of Press Publishers). In other words, the platform set up at the Institute for Information and Communication (ISIC) in Rabat this Friday, November 9, 2018. It had everything to start a fruitful debate that could lead to solutions or working methods to regulate the electronic press sector.
MM interventions. Aujjar and Khalfi set the tone. The first insisted on the need to look for the optimal economic model that could favor the emergence and improvement of the electronic press. And add it
The online press has an undeniable success in record time, but the question arises how to put this sector at the service of the public and democratic life. For him, the electronic press has opened wide horizons in the field of popularizing digital culture and the emergence of social networks. This dynamics also allowed for a dizzying increase in the number of Internet users. But this raises the issue of the legal framework of the press, while distinguishing it from the blog – he notes.
For their part, Mr. El Khalfi's friends mainly focus on the successful evolution of the electronic press in the Kingdom, mainly thanks to the undeniable contribution of professionals, stating that 700 electronic sites are today announced, and further 300 are adapted using the Press and Publishing Code.
MM interventions. Laarej and mujahedin paid in the same direction as Mr. Miftah, at least astride. Dozens of directors and journalists of parties who were unable to comply with the new regulations attacked the president of the FMEJ. He cut the floor under the pretext that FMEJ was working to introduce regulations that block the work of websites. It is a matter of necessity for the director of the publication to have a university degree (bac + 4 minimum) and that the electronic journal must have a team composed of a minimum of professional journalists, among other conditions specified by the press code.
The attitude of the construction managers did not go unnoticed. FMEJ broke a press release condemning the attacks on Mr. Miftah. He defends himself in order to stand behind any repressive decisions, as may be said by professionals from electronic newspapers, but intends to specify exactly that he participates in any work that can regulate the sector, that he expresses his opinion and intends to continue the fight. for a real professional press.
In a spirit of solidarity with his chairman, FMEJ, reminding him that he is neither an executive nor legislative authority, he is proud of the profits gained by this profession since the federation was founded fifteen years ago. years. Various agreements signed with the minister of concern or signed in 2005. With SNPM, they are assets that can be used in this long-term project, which is regulation of the profession and its modernization.