Morocco was chosen Monday in London to host the 7th edition of the News Agencies World Congress in 2022, at a meeting of members of the Council of World Press Agencies (NAWC).
Council members voted overwhelmingly in favor of the candidacy of the Moroccan Press Agency (MAP), which was running to organize the world mass of press agencies, in front of the Emirati Agency (WAM).
The MAP presentation focused on the right of Morocco and Africa to host this Congress, after six editions held in three continents: Europe (3 editions), Asia (2 times) and once in America.
This success, the first of its kind for the African continent, is a recognition of the members of the African Leadership Council of the Moroccan Press Agency and its role in the Atlantic Federation of African News Agencies (FAAPA), since its founded in 2014 in Casablanca, whose members unanimously supported MAP’s candidacy.
The choice of the MAP is also a mark of confidence of the members of the Council of the world news agencies in the capacity of Morocco to succeed the organization of events of world scale.
The tourist vocation of Morocco, its legendary hospitality and its know-how in the organization of planetary events (Africities, COP22, Migrations Summit UN etc …) are all factors that have tipped the scales in favor of MAP.
On the professional side, the organization of this event in Morocco is likely to strengthen the constitutional democratic choices made by the Kingdom and will undoubtedly contribute to consolidate the achievements of the media sector.
The meeting of 2022, which will take place in the city of Marrakech, will be an opportunity to expose the structural reforms undertaken by Morocco in the media sector as well as the various advances made by the MAP.
This major triennial event, which will bring together more than 200 personalities, including heads of press agencies and international experts in the media sector, will be an opportunity to discuss the news agencies’ situation and their development.
The six previous editions took place in Russia (2004), Spain (2007), Argentina (2009), Saudi Arabia (2012), Azerbaijan (2015) and Bulgaria (2019).