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Morocco's Mandate as AMAN Chairman 'Crowned with Success’ (MAP DG)

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Morocco’s mandate as chairman of the Alliance of Mediterranean News Agencies (AMAN) was "crowned with success", said, Wednesday, director-general of the Moroccan News Agency (MAP) and chairman of AMAN, Khalil Hachimi Idrissi.
Morocco's Mandate as AMAN Chairman 'Crowned with Success’ (MAP DG)
03 October 2018

Speaking at the 27th General Assembly of the Alliance, which is being held on October 2-4 in Cape Sounio (60 km south of Athens), Hachimi Idrissi recalled the initiatives and professional actions that have been launched with the aim of consolidating AMAN's unity, solidarity and performance.

He underlined that the major efforts made during the Moroccan mandate are meant to bring Mediterranean news agencies closer together around the values of unity, solidarity and exchange of experiences, with a view to deepening the debate on "how to meet the challenges related mainly to digitalization and the increase in poor quality information".

The fight against "Fake news" is universal, which requires mobilizing efforts to stem the tide of false news and inaccurate facts, he said, adding that "in AMAN we hope to achieve collective solutions" in this area.

After the handover of AMAN's presidency to Athens News Agency -Macedonian Press Agency (ANA-MPA), the General Assembly adopted the Alliance's moral and financial reports.

The Assembly also endorsed the accession of Bosnia-Herzegovina's news agency (FENA) to AMAN, becoming the 20th member of the Alliance, and decided to hold its 28th session in Algiers in 2019.

At the end of the meeting, the prizes for the best article and best photo were awarded this year to journalist Rahal Taoussi from MAP Agency for his article "Migration: after the Balkan routes, the Central Mediterranean route makes EU leaders dizzy" and to photographer José Sena Goulao of the Portuguese News Agency (LUSA).

 
Last modified : 03 October 2018

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