PSB Campaign in the Mediterranean Region

Les 16 et 17 décembre 2003, the IFJ and its Moroccan affiliate, the SNPM, organised a conference on PSB in the Mediterranean region, in the context of the adoption the Moroccon law of liberalisation of the radios and televisions. This activity was supported by the “Media for democracy in the Mediterranean” Programme of the European Commission.

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Towards Public Broadcasting in Morocco and in the Region

Regional Conference on Public Broadcasting

Agence Maghreb Arabe Presse (MAP)
122, Avenue Allal Ben Abdellah, Rabat
16-17 December 2003


Tuesday 16 December

9.30 Welcome :
International Federation of Journalists / SNPM (Moroccan Union of Journalists)

Opening :
M. Benabdallah, Minister of Communication

10.00 Session 1 : Regulatory Framework, the Case of Morocco
- The Creation of the Broadcasting Council
- The Law on Media and Broadcasting

Chair :
Abdellah Bakkali, SNPM

Panel :
- Mr. Mohammed Abderrahim, Ministry of Communication
- Mr. Faysal Lâaraichi, Director of RTM
- Mr. Joseph Kosaifi, Ordre des rédacteurs du Liban
- Mr Jean-Noel Dibie, Coordinator the Mediterranean Group of the EBU : PSB as a guarantee of pluralism and cultural diversity in the Mediterranean

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Session 2 : Towards a Public Broadcaster
- Ways for a Better Change
- Public Service Values

Chair :
Marc Gruber, FIJ

Panel :
- Ms. Magda Abu–Fadil, Institute for professional journalists, Lebanon
- Mr. Mohammed Mili, SNJ Algérie
- Mr. Mohammed Larbi Messari, Former General Secretary of SNPM and former Minister

18.00 End of Day 1

20.00 Dinner

Wednesday 17 December

9.00 Session 3 : Trade Unions and Professional Issues
- Proposals of the Management and of the Staff Representatives
- Collective bargaining

Panel :
Mr John Barsby, Co-Chair of the PSB Committee of the IFJ

Panel :
- Mr. Ali Khella et Mohammed Dou Serraj, SNPM
- Mr. Redahoui Mohand, SNJ Algérie
- Mr. Marc Gruber, FIJ

12.00 : Adoption of action plan and Declaration on the creation of an independant public broadcasting system in the region

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Contacts et more information:

International Federation of Journalists
M. Marc Gruber, Public Broadcasting and Globalisation Campaigner
IPC-Residence Palace
Rue de la Loi 155
B-1040 Bruxelles

Tel: +32 2 235 22 00
Fax: +32 2 235 22 19
E-mail: [email protected]