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Second edition of “OZ in Morocco” devoted to cooperation in the field of Communication and Journalism exchange

After the success of the first edition in 2018, The OZ in Morocco 2019, held at the initiative of this Embassy and the Australia-Middle East Journalism Exchange in partnership with the Australia Council for Australian-Arab Relations kicked off, recently, in Morocco where the Students-Journalists have visited a number of institutions, press organs and cultural monuments in the Kingdom.

The tour began by some workshops held by the Advanced Institute of Communication in Rabat in benefit of the Deakin University Delegates. This has taken place in perspective of the launching of the new AMEJE publication.

The Australian Students-Journalists also visited the news Portal “Moroccan World News” and appreciated the opportunity to discuss the media landscape in Morocco and gain insight into the daily operation of this online news outlet.

The Deakin Delegates have also had in the framework of “OZ in Morocco19” the opportunity of touring the newsroom of the Maghreb Arab Press Agency. This has allowed them to interacting directly with journalists and professionals as well as getting advice and insight about the future of news production from senior figures inside this renowned agency.

The Students-Journalists also seized the opportunity of their presence in Morocco to visit historical monuments such as Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca. Besides, the delegates went into the magical historical city of Fez and the charming Tetouan in the North of the Kingdom.

In Tangier, the Deakin Delegates had the opportunity to visit “Think Tanger” which is a cultural organisation which explores urban challenges in the region through art and participatory community projects.

In the way back to Rabat, the Students- Journalists visited the “Center for Training and Empowerment of Women” in the city of Kenitra to enquire about its latest programs having as an aim to reinforce the Women’s role in Morocco.

The Delegates also conducted, during their tour to Morocco, pre-interviews with some fascinating and interesting people who will feature in their stories by the end of the second “OZ in Morocco”.