Algerian Television has launched two new satellite channels in a sector which was previously restricted to three similar channels: one for local transmission, one for emigrants living outside Algeria and one similar to the first.
One of the new channels is called “Rabi’a” (the fourth) and speaks Tamazight with five different dialects. It is concerned with news from Algeria and the world. Mohammad Zardoumi, the manager of this channel said that its goal is to shed light on the cultural diversity of the Tamazight language which is a characteristic of the Algerian people.
The other channel, al-Qur’an, is dedicated for different religious programs. The channel will broadcast eight hours a day starting 4 pm. The manager, Mohammad Awadi, hopes that this channel will have a great impact on some social classes in Algeria, while its main goal is to safeguard the religious patrimony away from extremism.
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