May 31 : Maghreb Arabe Presse news agency (MAP) was founded by a group of Maghreban patriots led by Mehdi BENNOUNA as a limited company worth 200,000 dirhams fully subscribed. MAP was located then at 10, Place Alawites.
November 18th : On the occasion of the Throne’s Day, the late King Mohammed V, accompanied by the late King Hassan II, then Crown Prince, and HRH Prince Moulay Abdallah, launched MAP news service at the King’s Office in Rabat. The late Sovereign sent through the teleprinter, a message in Arabic which defined as MAP’s motto: “The news is sacred, comment is free.”
November 25th : MAP delivers its first news story in French.
Launch of the Middle East Service (Bulletin devoted to current events in the Middle East).
May 31 : Transfer agreement between the shareholders of the Maghreb Arabe Presse Company and the State
March 1 : Opening of the Fez office
April 1st : Opening of the Marrakech office
October 14 :
– Opening of the Agadir office
– Launch of the English Desk
September 19 : Dahir No. 1-75-235 makes of MAP a ”public institution with legal personality and financial autonomy, under the authority of the government department in charge of information”
October 1 :
– Opening of the Oujda office
– Launch of MAP-News Bulletin
– Launch of ECONOMAP Bulletin
– Launch of MAP-Document Bulletin
November 1 : Opening of MAP’s London office.
January 1 : Launch of the Spanish Desk
August 1 : Launch of MAP’s Mexico City and Tunis offices.
August : Launch of MAP’s Algiers office.
June : Launch of MAP-INTER Bulletin
January : Adoption of editing and layout computerized systems (MEDIA)
September 1 : MAP closes its office in Mexico City and opens offices in Montreal (Canada) and Lisbon (Portugal).
– Launch of Weekly “MAPRESS”.
– Satellite transmission of MAP information services. MAP has a website and is available online.
April : Appointment of a correspondent in the city of El Jadida
August : Appointment of correspondents in Marseille (France) and Ouarzazate
September : Appointment of correspondents in Essaouira and Damascus (Syria)
October : Appointment of a correspondent Baghdad (Iraq)
February : Launch of the new editorial system, multilingual computerized system (MediaWorx)
January 1 : MAP launches website in Japan available at: http://www.map-japan.jp/
March : MAP launches the electronic version of its newsletter “MAPINTER”, which aims to serve as a channel of communication among the Agency’s staff. This newsletter is available at: / mapinter.
January 9 : Mr. Ali Bouzerda is appointed by His Majesty King Mohammed VI as MAP Director General.
November : MAP launches a special Maghreb bulletin devoted to news from the five Maghreb capitals and processed by the Agency offices across the Arab Maghreb countries.
June 27 : Appointment of Mr. Khalil Idrissi Hashimi as MAP new Director General.
June 28 : Maghreb Press Agency (MAP) holds the presidency of the Alliance of Mediterranean News Agencies (AAMAN) for the 2011-2012 period, during the Alliance’s 20th General Assembly, held in Tangier with the participation representatives of 22 news agencies and professional organizations in the region.
October 4 : MAP launches its newly redesigned and revamped website: www.map.ma, in four languages according to the highest webmastering standards of
February : MAP relocates to 10 Rue Al Yamama – Rabat.
– Under an agreement with AFP News Agency, MAP opens regional offices in Casablanca and Tangier
– Launch of the African Service
January : The Agency MAP changes status to become a State-owned enterprise.
April : Launch of MAP’s international office in Paris
March 1 : Launch of MAP’s international office in Madrid
May 1st : Launch of MAP’s international office in Washington
July : Adoption of the Statutes of MAP staff
October 1 : Launch of MAP’s international office in Brussels
July 1 : Launch of MAP’s international office in Dakar
October 1 : Launch of MAP’s international office in Cairo
September : Launch of MAP’s international office in Bonn
July 1 : Launch of MAP’s regional offices in Laayoune and Nador
November 16 : Launch of MAP’s international offices in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) and Rome (Italy)
December 7 : Prince Moulay Rachid inaugurates MAP’s new headquarters at Avenue Allal Ben Abdellah in Rabat
Februar : Launch of MAP Foreign Service in French MAP (MAPEX/F)
June 6 : Launch of MAP international office in Moscow
August : Launch of MAP international office in Geneva (Switzerland)
November 1 : Launch of MAP international office in Beirut (Lebanon)
January 16 : Launch of MAP Foreign Service in Arabic (MAPEXA)
– Appointment of MAP foreign correspondents in Abu Dhabi, Addis Ababa, Ankara, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Pretoria, Malaga, Mexico City, New Delhi, Tehran and Tripoli.
– Appointment of MAP regional correspondents in Tan Tan, Taza and Tetouan
September 10 : Mr. Mohammed Khabbachi is appointed by His Majesty King Mohammed VI as MAP Director General, replacing Mr. Mohammed Yassine Mansouri
October : Launch of MAP’s international office in New Delhi
February 19 : Creation of MAP Press Club
March 1 : Launch of the new version of MAP’s website in Arabic, French, English, and Spanish
April 1 : Launch of MAP’s regional office in Ouarzazate, Tetouan and Errachidia.
April 15 : Launch of the Maghreban News Agencies network (POOL – UMA) on the Internet
June 1 :
– MAP launches MAP’s new mobile service “MAP MOBILE”.
– MAP publishes the 6th edition of “MEMOMAP”, a guide for policy makers (2005-2006).
October : MAP launches the electronic version of its different products (MAPACTUALITE, ECONOMAP, MAPRESS, MAPDOCUMENT).
November 26 : MAP launches new reception software for its subscribers (MAPINFO). This system offers real-time news service in Arabic, French, English, and Spanish.
July : MAP publishes the 7th edition of “MEMOMAP”, a reference guide for policymakers, diplomats, and political, economic and media circles.
March 1 : MAP launches a sports news wire. The new product offers sports events coverage, reports and interviews at the national and international levels.
March 23 : Mehdi Bennnouna, founder and first Director General of Maghreb Arabe Presse, passes away in Rabat at the age of 92 after battling a long illness.
August 1 : MAP launches its new website: www.map.ma.
January 10 : Maghreb Arab Press Agency launches its news graphic service.
Jan. 26 : Inauguration of MAP’s journalists training center.
April 20 : The Director General of Maghreb Arabe Presse Agency (MAP), Mr. Khalil Hashimi Idrissi, chairs in Rome a meeting of the follow-up committee of the Alliance of Mediterranean News Agencies (AMAN)
May 18 : Journalists of the Maghreb Arab Press Agency approve, by majority vote of 81.03 per cent, a Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, formulated by a committee of professionals headed by former Minister of Communication Larbi Messari.
June 19 : MAP organizes in Rabat a ceremony of awarding royal wissams to several executives in recognition of their services for the agency.
June 30 : MAP launches a new Arabic SMS information service which offers subscribers all kind of news.
September 15 : Setting up of MAP Joint Management Board, a governance tool for participatory management and a guarantee for transparency and equality, during a ceremony chaired by communication minister, government spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi.
October 14 : MAP Director-General, Khalil HACHIMI IDRISSI, was unanimously elected as chairman of the Executive Council of FAAPA, a new organization that emerged in Casablanca.
November 20 : Launching in Dakar of MAP international pole in West Africa, the third in a series of similar facilities, planned as part of MAP strategic plan.
January 12 : Presentation to Rabat Album MAP 2015: Morocco images “This is an annual retrospective restores, photos, highlights of a country on the move, giving the same wherever exceptional dynamism. That saw the Kingdom at all levels.
January 21 : MAP starts a new cycle of cultural meetings, with the first guest artist Moroccan painter, Abdelkebir Rabi.
January 22 : Award ceremony of Royal Wissams to MAP staff.
February 25 : MAP receives a video signal transmission vehicle / audio satellite “DSNG” (Digital Satellite News Gathering).
April 17 : MAP switched to a new professional and modern editorial system, called “MAP Global Workflow” (MGW), as part of the upgrade and modernization strategy initiated by MAP’s head office.
May 10-11 : Holding in Rabat of the third Executive Council of the Atlantic Federation of African Press Agencies (FAAPA), under the chairmanship of MAP Director- General, Khalil HACHIMI IDRISSI, FAAPA chairman.
June 1 :
– MAP journalist Adil Zaari Jabiri, director of the Agency’s Western Europe pole, won the prize of the Alliance of Mediterranean News Agencies (AMAN) for the best article.
– The prize was granted to Zaari Jabiri for his article entitled “In Brussels, refugees pin hope on solidarity to get shelter”, within the framework of AMAN 25th assembly, held from May 29 to June 2 in Tirana.
June 2 : Launching, in partnership with HJK Group, of a new information portal “www.trombinomap.ma”, to give a better view on the institutional and political landscape in Morocco, through an accurate, reliable and updated database of information.
August 11-20 : Several children of the staff of Morocco’s News Agency (MAP) paid a visit to London as part of a language stay, after winning the Prize of Academic Excellence, established by MAP Foundation.
December 7-9 : The holding in Rabat of the Fourth Meeting of the Executive Council of the Atlantic Federation of African Press Agencies (FAAPA), under the chairmanship of MAP Director General, Khalil HACHIMI IDRISSI, FAAPA President.
December 21 : The Maghreb Arab Press Agency won, in Rabat, the Award of Excellence of e-content category during the 10th edition of the e-Government National Prize “e-mtiaz 2016″.
December 23 : The launch, in Brussels (Belgium), of MAP International Pole in Western Europe, the sixth in a series of similar structures planned in the Agency’s strategic plan.
January 18 : A reception held at MAP headquarters in honour of the agency’s employees heading to the holy places of Islam to perform Al-Umra rites.
January 22 : The Moroccan News Agency (MAP) launches an SOS Fake-news service that allows subscribers to immediately correct inaccurate information about them through MAP network.
February 5-8 : The Moroccan News Agency (MAP) organizes, in Marrakech, a seminar on the theme “Female leadership” that benefits the agency’s female executives (journalists, engineers, administrators…).
May 9 : MAP Agency launches a new interview concept called “in the face of MAP”.
July 9 : MAP organizes, in Salé, a seminar for the Agency’s web journalists under the theme “mobilizing the potentialities of the Internet Desk”.
July 11 : MAP agency launches a new monthly magazine called “Bab Magazine”.
July 11 : MAP and the AccessPub company, specialized in the creation of advertising space, agree, through the signing of a memorandum of understanding, to set up a new concept of modern information dissemination called “MAP CITY”, a device which is part of the Smart City.
July 16 : MAP organizes a ceremony during which several executives were granted royal Wissams in recognition of their services to the Agency.
July 16 : MAP launches the “maparchives.ma” platform dedicated to the commercialization of the Agency’s archives accumulated for almost six decades.
September 22 : Managing Director of the Moroccan News Agency (MAP) and President of the Atlantic Federation of African News Agencies (FAAPA), Khalil Hachimi Idrissi, received on Saturday in Canberra the “Africa Awards” Prize in the category “International Recognition” for his achievements at the head of MAP and his remarkable involvement at FAAPA as founder.
October 18 : Official launch of the information website “mapoujda.ma”, the first regional platform of the Moroccan News Agency (MAP), on the occasion of the opening of the 2nd edition of the Maghrebian Book Fair “Letters from the Maghreb » In Oujda.
This new digital portal, the first of a series of 12 sites that will gradually cover all the regions of the Kingdom, is part of the Agency’s strategy aimed at strengthening its presence on the web and accompanying the advanced regionalization.
October 19 : Creation of the Forum of News Directors of African News Agencies, following the convening of the 1st Forum of news directors of African news agencies, organized by the Atlantic Federation of African Press Agencies (FAAPA) under the theme “Newsroom Management Challenges.”
January 29 : MAP won, in Rabat, the Award of Excellence in the “Mobile Applications” category for its “Map News Display” application, at the 13th edition of the National Electronic Administration Prize “e-mtiaz 2019”.
March 9 : MAP organizes, at its headquarters in Rabat, a ceremony to celebrate its female staff from the journalistic and administrative body, on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
This ceremony took place in the presence of several communications officials in a number of sectors and private establishments, who, along with MAP journalists, learned about the working conditions and attended the editorial conference held every Monday.
March 16 : The MAP adopts remote work for all its journalistic and non-journalistic staff, as part of the efforts to fight the spread of the new coronavirus (Covid-19).
March 18 :
– Director General of the Moroccan News Agency, Khalil Hachimi Idrissi, and the central directors and directors of the Agency’s international and regional poles have decided to contribute to the Special Fund for the Coronavirus pandemic – Covid 19 management, through individual participation. This initiative is part of the national mobilization and the national campaign to fight the spread of Covid-19, and is in response to the creation by HM King Mohammed VI of this Solidarity fund against the coronavirus.
– MAP launches “mapanticorona.map.ma” website dedicated to the publication of all verified and credible information related to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), and thus keep the public opinion informed of developments concerning this pandemic.
March 23 :
– MAP puts its digital daily “Maroc Le Jour” online for free, which can be viewed on the “mlj.ma” website, with the aim of making reliable, verified and responsible information accessible to citizens at these times of great national mobilization against the spread of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
– MAP launches in accordance with its law 02-15 art. 3 and art. 14, its own professional press card, as part of the vital national mobilization against the Coronavirus and the decisive media commitment of MAP against the spread of Covid-19.
April 13 :
– MAP launches two daily newsletters dedicated to the Covid-19 pandemic. Available at the link http://mapnewsletters.ma, these new MAP products aim to provide an overview of the development of the new coronavirus in Morocco and on the African continent.
– MAP installs disinfection devices for its staff, as part of the Agency’s efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19).
August 4 : MAP launches the first issue of the Arabic version of its print magazine “BAB”, launched in July 2018.
Coinciding with the 21st anniversary of the Throne Day, this first issue devotes a large dossier to this event. Under the title “A united nation”, this dossier includes analytical articles and interviews with academics, actors and personalities from civil society, highlighting the Kingdom’s progress in various sectors.
September 29 : MAP has published a new book entitled Verbatim, which includes quotes by His Majesty King Mohammed VI from July 1999 to July 2020.
October 5 :
– MAP launches three new specialized information websites dedicated to finance, tourism, and sports.
“mapfinance.ma” will publish all financial and economic information and news, illustrated with photos and graphics.
“mapsport.ma” will be dedicated to all sports-related information as it will focus on several disciplines including Football, Basketball, Handball, Volleyball, Tennis, Athletics, Combat, and Golf.
As for “maptourisme.ma,” it will be dedicated to tourism news in different formats (article, image gallery, and videos).
– The Parity Committee of Morocco’s News Agency (MAP), a structure designed to highlight the female component of the Agency’s human capital, has just launched its website “mapparite.ma”.
October 6 : MAP launches its online 24-hour news radio station, RIM Radio “www.rimradio.ma”, which offers a live stream and audio capsules on demand.
October 12 : MAP proceeds to the official launching, in Paris, of the production units of M24 and of RIM radio at the Western Europe pole.
December 30 : Journalist Abdellatif Abilkassem of the Moroccan News Agency (MAP) has won the news agency’s award at the 18th edition of the National Press Grand Prix, for his portrait of “the American Jennifer Grout, ambassador plenipotentiary of the fascinating culture of Morocco”.
February 15 : The World News Agencies Council (NACO) held, in London, the second meeting of its members, as part of the preparations for the 7th News Agencies World Congress (NAWC) which will be organized by the Moroccan News Agency (MAP) at the end of November 2022 in Marrakech with the participation of Mr. Rachid Tijani, the Director of Communication and Cooperation of MAP.
February 18 : The director general of MAP, Mr. Khalil HACHIMI IDRISSI animated, in Salé, a day of study devoted to “M24” and “RIM Radio” and their mode of governance.
February 19 : The platform “Dib News” was crowned in the national competition “My initiative for life” 2022, organized by the National Road Safety Agency (NARSA), on the occasion of the National Road Safety Day, to reward actions and initiatives on this theme.
February 26 : The Moroccan News Agency (MAP) received an award in Essaouira, during a ceremony organized in honor of several personalities and national and foreign institutions, which have stood out in various fields in 2021.
March 8 : The Gender Parity Committee of the Moroccan News Agency (MAP) has launched ‘SOS écoute’; a special phone service intended to welcome the calls of the agency’s staff, men and women alike, who are going through a difficult period in their professional or personal lives.
October 25 : Journalists of Morocco’s News Agency (MAP) elect five members of the Council of Editors , a new governance tool adopted by the agency as part of its future strategic vision.
November 1 : MAP Foundation pays tribute to MAP employees going into retirement, during a ceremony attended by MAP managing director and Foundation chairman Khalil Hachimi Idrissi and marked by granting royal wissams to some agency’s employees.
November 18 : Morocco’s News Agency (MAP) is re-elected in Riyadh as member of secretariat general of the Federation of Arab News Agencies (FANA), along with news agencies of Qatar, Libya and Lebanon.
January 27 : Launching of MAPLIVE: a new service that allows the public to remotely watch live events organized by the agency: Forums, diplomatic meetings, debates…etc.
March 5 : Presentation ceremony of “MAP’s Journalist Guide.”
March 23 : Inauguration of the new headquarters of the Maghreb Arab News Agency (MAP) bureau in Paris, chaired by the Director-General of the Agency, Khalil HACHIMI IDRISSI in the presence of the Moroccan ambassador in Paris, Chakib BENMOUSSA.
March 25-26 : The Executive Council of the Atlantic Federation of African Press Agencies (FAAPA) holds first meeting in Rabat, under the chairmanship of MAP Director-General, Khalil HACHIMI IDRISSI, chairman of the FAAPA.
April 28 : Launching in Warsaw (Poland) of MAP international pole in Eastern Europe, the fourth in a series of similar facilities, planned as part of the Agency’s strategic plan.
May-June : Creation of “Academic Excellence Award,” which consists of a language course at Oxford University in the United Kingdom, offered by FMAP and benefiting 16 deserving students.
September 10-14 : Khalil HACHIMI IDRISSI chairs a delegation of the agency on a visit to the ninth International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam (Netherlands).
October 15 : Launching in Cairo (Egypt) of MAP international pole in the Arab World, the fifth in a series of similar facilities, planned as part of the Agency’s strategic plan.
November 26-27 : Holding in Rabat of the first General Assembly of the Atlantic Federation of African Press Agencies (FAAPA), under the chairmanship of MAP Director- General, Khalil HACHIMI IDRISSI, FAAPA chairman.
February 22-23 : MAP organizes, in Tangier, the Annual Seminar of heads of MAP regional offices, under the theme “Leadership and Performance”.
March 1 : Launch of the experimental publishing of wire stories at the level of MAP regional poles in Rabat, Casablanca, Marrakech and Fez.
March 9 : The 100th issue of «Morocco le Jour », a digital daily of the Moroccan News Agency (MAP), was celebrated at MAP headquarters.
March 10 : The 1st integration seminar is held in Salé, to ease the integration of new recruits and pave the way for the next generation of MAP journalists.
April 12-14 : A Seminar on “MAP, Tomorrow’s 40 Leaders” held in Taghazout-Agadir.
April 26 : Follow Up Committee of the 26th General Assembly of the Alliance of Mediterranean News Agencies (AMAN) held at MAP’s headquarters in Rabat.
July 3-6 : 26th General Assembly of the Alliance of Mediterranean News Agencies (AMAN) held in Agadir, announcing the chairmanship of MAP for the period 2017-2018.
September 28-29 : 5th Meeting of the Executive Board of the Atlantic Federation of African News Agencies (FAAPA) is held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, in the presence of Mr. Khalil Hachimi Idrissi, MAP Managing Director and FAAPA President, Mr. Rachid Tijani, MAP’s Director of Communication and Cooperation, and Mr. Mohammed Anis, Secretary General of FAAPA.
October 13 : Creation of the Computer Network of African News Agencies (RIAPA) by the IT managers of the African news agencies, at the seminar organized by the Atlantic Federation of African News Agencies (FAAPA) on the theme “the Digital Transformation of African news agencies “.
October 24 : Mr. Khalil Hachimi Idriss launches the MAP-TV production unit of the Oriental regional pole.
December 7 : Moroccan News Agency (MAP) and Belgian News Agency (BELGA) sign a cooperation agreement, on the occasion of the working visit of Khalil Hachimi Idrissi to Belgium.
December 13 : 6th Meeting of the Executive Board of the Atlantic Federation of African News Agencies (FAAPA) is held in Casablanca.
December 14-15 : Holding in Rabat of the third General Assembly of the Atlantic Federation of African Press Agencies (FAAPA).
March 12 : Launch of MAP’s Parity Committee, a body meant to highlight the female component of the Agency’s human capital, at a constituent assembly held in Salé.
March 19 : Signing of an agreement between the Moroccan News Agency (MAP) and the Eastern Region to develop regional information and highlight local projects and achievements in the region.
May 25 : Director General of the Moroccan News Agency (MAP), Khalil Hachimi Idrissi, was elected in Casablanca as Chairman of “the Gutenberg Companions Brotherhood-Morocco” during the General Assembly of this association that brings together written work professionals committed to spreading and developing reading and culture in Morocco.
May 28 : Offical launch of the information website of the pole of Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima “maptanger.ma”. This website, dedicated to political, economic, social, cultural, environmental, sports and other news, is the third in a series of 12 regional portals that the agency intends to launch. It is part of MAP’s strategy to support advanced regionalization.
May 30 : The Moroccan News Agency (MAP) launched the “babmagazine.ma” website, the digital version of its magazine “BAB”, the first edition of which was published last July. The website provides free access to the magazine’s entire journalistic production, in addition to BAB’s previous publications in PDF format.
July 18 :
– The annual seminar of the International Poles of Moroccan News Agency (MAP) was held in Salé, under the chairmanship of Director General of the Agency Khalil Hachimi Idrissi.
This seminar is held with the prospect of highlighting the new organization of MAP as a completely decentralized institution, through its thirteen international poles and twelve regional poles.
– Inauguration of the new headquarters of Moroccan News Agency (MAP) in the Marina of Casablanca, in the presence of several figures from the cultural, media, artistic and economic sphere.
August 5 : MAP has launched six newsletters, including four daily, which are dealing with specific topics.
Accessible through the link http://mapnewsletters.ma, these new digital products meet a need for timely, reliable, complete, sourced and hierarchical information.
MAP’s daily newsletters deal with national policy “Politis”, international politics “Geopolitis”, economy and finances “Business” and sports “Sport”.
The weekly newsletters deal, every Thursday, with educational and teaching themes “Éducatis” as well as fashion and lifestyle information “Vivre”.
August 22 : MAP won the “Best Advance in Creating a Learning Strategy” award by the Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Learning Awards.
The prestigious American group “Brandon Hall” awarded MAP the bronze medal in recognition of MAP Academy’s online continued training platform, launched in partnership with IDEO Factory, a national leader of Digital Learning since 2015.
September 25 : MAP has published “Anniversary of the enthronement of HM King Mohammed VI: 20 years of reign”, a book recounting in images the two decades of the Sovereign’s reign marked by significant events and achievements at all levels and in all sectors.
November 14 : MAP celebrated its 60th anniversary at the Mohammed V National Theatre in Rabat with a Gharnati music recital performed by a Maghreb orchestra, in the presence of various MAP staff, former executives of the Agency and personalities from the world of culture, media and sport.
November 27 : MAP won, in Marrakech, the prize of the Best Arab News Agency for the year 2019 in the category “Heritage and Media” of the 4th G2T Global Awards.
January 30 : MAP was awarded a prize, in Essaouira, during a ceremony organized to pay tribute to several personalities and national and foreign institutions, that marked the year 2020 which was an exceptional year at all levels due to the unprecedented Covid-19 health crisis.
February 1st : MAP launched a new information website with the ambition to become a reference media for young people aged between 15 and 35 years. The “DIB News” (Digital information broadcast) website is intended primarily for an urban population looking for platforms to reveal their creativity and talent.
May 6 : MAP launched its quarterly magazine “Maghreb 1”, dedicated to the diversity of Maghrebi cultures.
May 24 : MAP won the Grand Prix of the Atlantic Federation of African Press Agencies (FAAPA) for best video report, 2020 edition. The FAAPA Grand Prix jury awarded the prize for best video report to MAP journalist Mohamed LACHHAB for his TV report on the integration of immigrant children, mainly from sub-Saharan Africa, into the Moroccan education system.
June 5 : Mr. Khalil Hachimi Idrissi, Global Leadership Team (GLT) – past governor of Lions Club International, takes part in the work of the 26th National Convention of Lions Clubs International, District 416- Morocco, in Marrakech, in the presence of an audience of personalities and officials from different backgrounds.
June 28 : Opening, in Marrakech, of the work of the 3rd edition of the seminar “Women Leadership” of the Moroccan News Agency (MAP), a major event within the framework of sustained efforts by the Agency to strengthen and promote parity and give the chance to women to access positions of responsibility, opened Monday June 28, in Marrakech, in the presence of MAP Director General, Khalil Hachimi Idrissi.
Organized for the benefit of women executives of the Agency, this seminar, which will run until July 2, will consist of several rotating workshops and team building activities, led by a team of professional coaches.
July 6 : ‘MAP, a certain history of Morocco 1959-2020’ is the title of a new book published recently by the Moroccan News Agency (MAP), which focuses on the ambitious objective of presenting the history of contemporary Morocco through the news stories of MAP.
September 1st : The network of women leaders of African news agencies (NWL) has launched its website (http://nwl.faapa.info), in application of the recommendations of the last General Assembly of the Atlantic Federation of African News Agencies (FAAPA), which is chaired by MAP’s Director General, Khalil Hachimi Idrissi.
This website, which is a space for communication, is intended for journalists and women leaders of this Pan-African Federation and represents a real vector between all those interested in the issue of female leadership. It seeks be an evolving and interactive website and to boost communication and the exchange of information between the various stakeholders and partners of the network of women leaders.
September 9 : The News Agencies World Council (NACO) held, in Marrakech, a meeting of its members, as part of the preparation of the 7th News Agencies World Congress (NAWC), to be held by the Moroccan News Agency (MAP), in late November 2022 in Marrakech.
October 12 : Director General of the Moroccan News Agency (MAP), Khalil Hachimi Idrissi, was the guest, in Rabat, of the Higher Institute of Information and Communication (ISIC), to moderate the inaugural lecture marking the start of the academic year 2021-2022 of the Institute.
October 26 : “Figures de la presse Marocaine” (Figures of the Moroccan press), a new book by the mediator of the Moroccan News Agency (MAP), Driss Ajbali, was presented in Rabat, during a ceremony attended by a wide range of political, cultural and media personalities.
November 5 : The Director General of the Moroccan Press Agency (MAP), Mr. Khalil Hachimi Idrissi, participates in a national conference organized, in Oujda, by the Moroccan Federation of Newspaper Editors (FMEJ)-Oriental Section, to examine the position and role of the media in the New Development Model (NMD).
November 5 :The Center for Studies and Human and Social Research of Oujda (CERHSO) hosted a presentation and signing ceremony of the book “Figures of the Moroccan press”, by the mediator of the Moroccan Press Agency (MAP), Driss Ajbali.
November 12 : The book “Figures of the Moroccan press”, produced by the mediator of the Moroccan News Agency (MAP), Driss Ajbali, was presented during a ceremony in Casablanca, held in the presence of a pleiad of journalists and media figures.
December 20 : MAP launched a new specialized information website, “mapdata.ma”, which provides national and international news based on statistical data processing and analysis.
December 24 : MAP launched seven thematic music web radios, in an unprecedented move to diversify its cultural products in line with its founding text and with the pluralism and richness of the national heritage and Moroccan traditions.
April 8 : The Director General of the Moroccan News Agency (MAP), Khalil Hachimi Idrissi, died in Rabat, at the age of 67, following a long illness.
May 19 : His Majesty King Mohammed VI appointed, on the proposal of the head of government and on the initiative of the minister of Youth, Culture and Communication, Mr. Fouad Arif as a Director General of the Moroccan News Agency (MAP).
May 20 : Mr. Fouad Arif, appointed by HM King Mohammed VI as Director General of the Maghreb Arab Press Agency (MAP), was installed during a ceremony chaired by the Minister of Youth, Culture and Communication, Mohamed Mehdi Bensaid.