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