Communication in Politics: Talk with Omar Balafrej

On Thursday, March 22nd, the Moroccan Politics Club hosted Omar Balafrej, the young MP, for a talk on political communication.

 

During the first year of his term, Mr. Balafrej distinguished himself from his predecessors by promoting his political projects, which ranged from podcast videos to blogs, on a variety of novel social media platforms. This innovative take on politics has led some to call him “Parliamentary 2.0”.

 

The Club’s talk—which was open to students, faculty members and staff—enabled the audience to learn from Mr. Balafrej, who shared his experiences and insights on the challenges Morocco currently faces.

 

Following his talk, the floor was opened for questions, a segment that was co-hosted by club president Mohamed Reda Benkhadra and advisor Dr. Driss Maghraoui. During this time, Mr. Balafrej was able to interact with the audience, assuaging their frustrations and reshaping their expectations with his insightful responses.