On the agenda of this meeting, the presentation of the moral and financial reports of the association, in addition to the treatment of various questions relating to the constraints linked to the sector.
Driss Chahtane, president of the National Association of Media and Publishers (ANME), said that the executive office now has a very clear vision that converges in the direction of the expectations of media companies and journalists.
“Today, the sector no longer needs subsidies. We are not begging for help. We need to know that our sector is a creator of wealth and capable of supporting investment,” said Chahtane.
“We need to develop media companies strong and which can produce an impacting influence both nationally than international, and all the more so since Morocco today has to face many enemies. Our media companies must therefore stand together to counter this foreign hostility against the Kingdom. The cause of the state must be unconditionally supported and considered a supreme and absolute priority,” he added.
Chahtane then outlined the various aspirations of the association, including the importance of focusing on appropriate legal mechanisms with a view to enhancing the press sector and preserving its achievements, in perfect harmony with the supervising ministry and the other departments concerned.
He underlined that the association was today establishing several relationships with party members and parliamentary representatives, as well as finalizing a bill which will soon be directly communicated to the competent authorities.
This bill will include the question of the minimum salary of journalists, which must be fixed at a net of 7,500 DH per month. In parallel with all these projects, the association is working to equip itself, in an imminent manner, with a new headquarters.
September 23, 2022 at 12:44 p.m.
Modified September 23, 2022 at 1:32 p.m.