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Strengthening Access of Civil Society to Audio-Visual Media (MO0017)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Morocco Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry delegate to the Head of Government, in charge of Relations with Parliament and Civil Society

Support Institution(s): The High Audio-Visual Communication Authority (HACA) Civil society

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, Media & Telecommunications, Public Service Delivery

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

Strengthening access of civil society to audio-visual media
From October 2018 to June 2020
Lead implementing agency/actor
Ministry delegate to the Head of Government, in charge of Relations with Parliament and Civil Society
Commitment description
What is the public problem that the commitment will address?
Several civil society recommendations and requests were made in relation to “civil society’s access to audio-visual media” during the meetings, discussions, and trainings conducted by the ministry for the benefit of civil society. The latter: ▪ Faces difficulties in accessing media and audio-visual media, ▪ Suffers from unbalanced territorial representation and the lack of diversity in representations and opinions, ▪ Lacks the expertise on the legal framework related to mass media and audio-visual media, The Ministry delegate to the Head of Government, in charge of Relations with Parliament and Civil Society launched a concertation process, which lasted from 20 December 2017 to 07 January 2018, to receive proposals from civil society organisations and actors on developing a framework to enable balanced and diverse access of civil society to audio-visual media. The ministry received dozens of letters from civil society organisation following this concertation, and it grouped them into a letter sent to the High Audio-Visual Communication Authority (HACA) on 20 January 2018. The letter is entitled “towards an equitable, balanced, and diverse access by associations to audiovisual media services”.
What is the commitment?
This commitment consists of: ▪ Raising awareness about the legal framework for audiovisual media and the High Audio-Visual Communication Authority’s new decision number 20.18 issued on 7 June 2018 on access to audio-visual media services. The decisions will enter into effect on October 2018. Moreover, six seminars will be organized for 12 regions over two years to raise awareness of the legal framework for audiovisual media (1 seminar for 2 regions),
Training 80 individuals each year among civil society activists from different categories of associations in all 12 regions of Morocco ▪ Producing a guide to facilitate access and use of audiovisual media services Commitment indicators are: - Organization of 6 seminars of awareness raising - Training of 160 civil society actors
How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?
This commitment will enable: ▪ Increase knowledge about the legislative framework for audio-visual media, ▪ Strengthen skills of civil society actors in terms of audiovisual media, ▪ Reach greater diversity and representation of civil society in audio-visual media, ▪ Create guide to help civil society access and use audiovisual media
Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?
The commitment is relevant because it guarantees: - The promotion of civic participation via these communication channels - A better public accountability by offering to civil society new channels of advocacy, monitoring and evaluation of public policies.
Additional information
Related commitment: Commitment 16
Milestone Activity with a verifiable deliverable
Organization of 3 awareness raising seminars to cover 6 regions
December 2018 June 2019
Organization of 3 awareness raising seminars to cover 6 regions
December 2019 June 2020
Training of civil society actors (group 1)
December 2019 June 2019
Training of civil society actors (group 2)
June 2020 June 2020
Preparing guides on the use of audio-visual media
October 2018 Mars 2019
Contact point details
Ms SELMA EL MOUDNI
Position/ department
Head of Communication Unit, Ministry delegate to the Head of Government, in charge of Relations with Parliament and Civil Society
Email and telephone
elmoudniselma@gmail.com / 0608878239
Other actors involved
The High Audio-Visual Communication Authority (HACA)
Civil society


Morocco's Commitments

  1. ATI Awareness Raising

    MO0001, 2018, Capacity Building

  2. Training Information Officers

    MO0002, 2018, Capacity Building

  3. Administrative Training and Organization

    MO0003, 2018, Capacity Building

  4. Open Data

    MO0004, 2018, Capacity Building

  5. Evironmental Data Sharing

    MO0005, 2018, Capacity Building

  6. Transparency Portal

    MO0006, 2018, Capacity Building

  7. Integrity Portal

    MO0007, 2018, Capacity Building

  8. Public Service Framework

    MO0008, 2018, E-Government

  9. IDARATI Scheme

    MO0009, 2018, E-Government

  10. Public Service User Complaint

    MO0010, 2018, Capacity Building

  11. Budget Transparency

    MO0011, 2018, Fiscal Transparency

  12. Budget Transparency Law

    MO0012, 2018, Audits and Controls

  13. Charaka Portal

    MO0013, 2018, E-Government

  14. Consultative Process

    MO0014, 2018, Capacity Building

  15. Setting up an Electronic Platform for “Citizen Participation”

    MO0015, 2018, Capacity Building

  16. Citizens Participation

    MO0016, 2018, Capacity Building

  17. Strengthening Access of Civil Society to Audio-Visual Media

    MO0017, 2018, Capacity Building

  18. Communicating at a Large Scale About Morocco’S Joining the OGP and its Progress in Terms of Open Government

    MO0018, 2018, OGP