Institut Royal des Etudes Stratégiques
Media and social bond in Morocco between the ...

The strategic importance of communication in our societies is one of the salient features of the acceleration of the globalization process. The media have become the vectors of new cultural patterns and political development and weigh in setting up a new social link, a new global dimension to citizenship.


To understand the implications of the impact of media, including the Internet, on social bond of Morocco, the IRES organized on april 4, 2011 a second study day on the theme "Media and social bond in Morocco between global and local". The discussions during this study day focused around the following questions:


What contribution of media in the political and societal changes underway in Morocco?

What contribution of social networks on the Internet in the emergence of a new social bond and what role of young people into this process?

What conclusions can be drawn for the immediate and medium future of sociability and social and political bond in Morocco?

What strategy for Morocco to capitalize on the media revolution and to settle permanently in the information society?

Introductory Speech by Mr. Mohammed Tawfik MOULINE
Director General, Royal Institute for Strategic Studies
Study day moderated by Mr. Mohamed Othman BENJELLOUN
Senior researcher at the IRES, Study program coordinator “Social bond in Morocco”

9:45 – 10:20
Media between North and South, which social and civilizational bond?
Mr. Jamal Eddine NAJI
Professor at the Institute of Information and Communication

11:20 – 12:00
The Internet use among young Moroccans, what implications on society?
President of the High Authority of Audiovisual Communication

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.