Morocco's Marita Group signs project for development of International Media City
This memorandum of understanding also aims to establish a Public-Private Partnership (PPP).
A memorandum of understanding was signed Wednesday in Rabat, between the Maghreb Arab Press Agency and the Moroccan Holding Marita Group on the development of the International Media City (IMC) project.
Initialed by the Director General of MAP, Mr. Khalil Hachimi Idrissi and the Chairman and CEO of Marita Group, Mr. Rahhal Boulgoute, this memorandum of understanding will allow the implementation of the project of IMC, which will be designed to accommodate the activities of media professionals by offering them services of high added value, as per Medias24.
This memorandum of understanding also aims to establish a Public-Private Partnership (PPP), or a cooperation agreement, which will frame the work of both parties to this project. As part of this partnership, the MAP will support this project through its advice, expertise, various studies, professional representation and decision support, while the Holding will have the mission to support the Agency in its development, by developing and hosting its offices and services within the IMC, in order to offer the best service to the national and international media that will be installed there.
Speaking at the ceremony, which was attended by an American delegation from the National Press Club of Washington (NPC), a partner of the IMC project, Mr. Hachimi Idrissi gave an overview on MAP, its activities and its various services, before announcing that the IMC project aims to set international standards in the press profession with a policy of openness and training of journalists.
It is important to create a structure in Africa and the Arab world dedicated to the media that meets international standards in this area, he said, highlighting the desire to begin a process of interaction with expertise from renowned for the upgrading of the Moroccan press.
Affirming the importance of consolidating the achievements, Mr. Hachimi Idrissi reviewed several lines of work in the context of this cooperation, including gender equality, freedom of expression, freedom of enterprise, respect for cultural diversity, including confessional, as well as the establishment of a status establishing a "real" solidarity policy.
Mr. Boulgoute emphasized the importance of this project for change for the entire media community, sharing his enthusiasm to see the establishment of IMC in Morocco.