In a party organised yesterday in hotel Hassaan in Rabat, the Communication Minister and the government’s official spokesperson, Khalid Naciri, announced the launch of the Moroccan Amzigh TV. The launch of Amzigh TV is considered a very important event in the Moroccan audio-visual field. It is the eighth Moroccan TV channel that uses Tarifit, Tamazight, and Tashlhit (Berber languages) in 70% to 80% of its programmes. Moroccans have been waiting for this TV since the Ajdir royal speech in 2001 where King Mohamed promised to take into consideration the Amzigh cause and make it one of the State’s priorities.
Khalid Naciri stated that the Amazigh TV channel will be a remarkable audio-visual space that will consider carefully the cultural diversity and integrity of Moroccans. In his speech, Ahmed Boukous, the Director of the Royal Institution for Amazigh Culture, deemed that the new Moroccan TV is a “historical event” that will lead to a new vision towards the Moroccan identity of which Amazigh language, culture, and civilisation are parts of its development.
On the other hand, the Director of the new Amazigh TV channel, Mohamed Mammad, gave a presentation about the programmes that will be aiming at social, economic, cultural, and sport shows. Also the TV will air talk shows and debates of Amazigh scholars and members of the community. The Amazigh TV channel that required two years of technical and producing preparation will broadcast six hours everyday from Monday to Friday and ten hours during the weekend.
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