Idrissa Ouédraogo Assumes Leadership of the Higher Council for Communication

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In Burkina Faso, the helm of the Higher Council for Communication (CSC), entrusted with overseeing media and social media content, has now shifted to the capable hands of communication consultant Idrissa Ouédraogo.

Designated by Captain Ibrahim Traoré on January 31st, Ouédraogo assumes the pivotal role of presiding over the regulatory body for Burkinabé media. Tasked with defining the professional realms of communication, constructing, safeguarding, and optimizing them, the new president acknowledges the significant challenges that lie ahead.

Renowned for his expertise as a political communication analyst and vocal advocacy for the transitional government in the media, Idrissa Ouédraogo officially assumed leadership of the Higher Council for Communication (CSC). Recognizing the substantial tasks awaiting him, he emphasizes that the unfolding events on the ground will dictate the course of action. However, he underscores the importance of honesty in addressing events and striving for optimal effectiveness.

As he took over the reins, outgoing president Abdoulazize Bamogo emphasized the weighty responsibility facing his successor at the CSC. Against the backdrop of a “grave security crisis” and the “dangerous proliferation” of misinformation, hate speech, and calls to violence, which undermines Burkina Faso’s social fabric and complicates counterterrorism efforts, Bamogo advised Ouédraogo to adopt a reflective stance. He urged the new president to embrace the cardinal values of justice, impartiality, independence, attentiveness, and dialogue in the execution of his regulatory duties concerning media and social networks.

Soukaina Sghir

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