Belgian CSA and French INA engage in twinning project with Tunisian HAICA

posted on 18 December, 2018   (public)

Ambitious twinning project to support strategic and technical evolution of young Tunisian regulator

On 13 December 2018, the Belgian "Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel" (the audiovisual regulator of the French speaking Community in Belgium - CSA) and the French "Institut National de l'Audiovisuel" (the public body responsible for archiving audiovisual productions, producing, editing and distributing audiovisual and multimedia content for all audiences and all screens - INA) officially launched a joint twinning project aiming to support the "Haute Autorité Indépendante de la Communication Audiovisuelle" (the regulatory body in charge of the Tunisian audiovisual sector – HAICA). The Belgian CSA and the French INA will share their experience and expertise in order to define and implement new technical means which will improve the recording and managing of the audiovisual media in Tunisia.

The objective of the project is to contribute to the strengthening of the democratic process initiated in the media sector in Tunisia since the 2011 revolution, when HAICA was created. The project is funded by the European Union as part of its Twinning Programme for neighbourhood policy and enlargement and will comprise five components which will be delivered over a period of 21 months.

The missions of the Belgian CSA will focus on four areas:

  • Contribution to setting out HAICA's strategy
  • Strengthening work processes and develop new areas of monitoring such as cultural diversity, protection of minors or commercial communications
  • Establishment of a research unit at HAICA, the aim of which will be to provide insight for the regulatory mission and to strengthen HAICA's expertise with regard to the academic and audiovisual sectors
  • Strengthening the communication of the Tunisian regulator.

The French INA will be responsible for contributing to the implementation of a sustainable archiving system for audiovisual resources in the Tunisian media landscape.

Source: Belgian CSA Website