Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has appointed Latifa Akharbach as the new president of the High Authority of Audiovisual Communication (HACA). Akharbach replaces Amina Lamrini El Ouahabi.
The HACA is responsible for all audiovisual communication services in the country including the granting of licenses for AV as well as the allocation of radio frequencies for broadcast programmes.
Akharbach is a Moroccan diplomat and journalist. She previously served as Morocco’s ambassador to Tunisia, prior to which she was secretary of state for foreign affairs. She also served as head of the Higher Institute of Information and Communication (ISIC) for 20 years, and was co-CEO of the state-owned radio channel SNRT.
Akharbach holds a PhD in Information and Communication Sciences from the University of Law, Economics and Social Sciences of Paris II in 1988 and a Diploma in Advanced Studies in Science of Information at the French Institute of Press Paris Assas in 1985.
Akharbach is also the co-author of two books on the status of women in Morocco: “Femmes et Politiques” (Women and Politics) and “Femmes et médias” (Women and Media).