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Delegation from Washington 'National Press Club' Meets with CNDH Chairman

Rabat   -  
A U.S delegation from the Washington National Press Club (NPC) discussed, Wednesday in Rabat, with chairman of the National Human Rights Council (CNDH), Driss El Yazami, ways to strengthen the capacity of Moroccan journalists in the field of human rights, considered as one of the fundamental aspects of the "Press Club Morocco" project.
Delegation from Washington 'National Press Club' Meets with CNDH Chairman
18 July 2018

During the meeting, attended by director general of the Moroccan News Agency (MAP), Khalil Hachimi Idrissi, the U.S delegation composed of president of the Washington National Press Club, Andrea Edney, NPC executive director, William Maccarren, and Andrea Maccarren, a U.S journalist and member of the Club, learned about Morocco's experience in promoting human rights, progress and reforms in this area.

Speaking on this occasion, El Yazami reviewed the missions and prerogatives of the CNDH as an independent public institution, as well as its contribution to the improvement of human rights and the drafting of bills related to this field.

"The CNDH is a very visible institution in the Moroccan press," he said, stressing the importance of the "Press Club Morocco" project, aimed at strengthening the skills of Moroccan journalists in Human Rights to achieve a higher level of professionalism and organize relations between training institutions and the job market.

For his part, Hachimi Idrissi said the project will help improve the training of journalists, highlighting the importance of promoting journalism ethics.

"If we develop a space of debate organized in a professional way, in a framework of democracy, dialogue and acceptance of others, while respecting international standards, we will propel a new era in the world of media in Morocco," he stressed.

On her turn, NPC president lauded Morocco’s commitment to promoting the principles of Human Rights.

"We will be very happy and proud to have a press club in Morocco, a first in Africa, which will be of great importance for Morocco and the whole region," she said.

The National Press Club is the world’s leading professional organization for journalists. It serves its members through activities that bolster their skills, through services that meet the changing needs of the global communications profession, and through social activities that build a vital media community in Washington and across the world.

 

Last modified : 18 July 2018

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