16/12/2013

Morocco joins the European Audiovisual Observatory

Its membership to improve access to data on the Moroccan media industries

Institutions, Industry, Morocco

Morocco joins the European Audiovisual Observatory

Morocco has just become the 41st member of the European Audiovisual Observatory. The Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers took the decision when they met in Strasbourg last Friday. 

Jamal Eddine Naji, the general director of audiovisual communication at the Moroccan High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HACA), will represent Morocco within the Observatory's Executive Council.

Morocco's new membership will not only allow foreign film and television professionals to have better access to data about the Moroccan media industries, said Naji, but also provide Moroccan professionals with more information about the audiovisual industries in Europe.

The European Audiovisual Observatory has already taken part in data collection on Morocco, pointed out the observatory's executive director Susanne Nikoltchev. It worked together with the European Union's Euromed Audiovisual III programme to produce a series of very useful reports on the South Mediterranean area, one of which covered Morocco.

Morocco joining the observatory is part of a very welcome trend of Europe's institutions working more closely with the South Mediterranean region, added Nikoltchev. The audiovisual sectors in both areas can only benefit from this new development.

The Strasbourg-based observatory, which is part of the Council of Europe, provides facts, figures, economic and legal analysis of the audiovisual industries in Europe, in cinema, television, video, on-demand services and internet.

 

Source: European Audiovisual Observatory - press release

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