Text of report by Algerian newspaper Liberte website on 31 January
Amazigh TV is a private channel set up by a group of [Moroccan] Rif region natives living in Tilburg, in the Netherlands, from which location it will broadcast its programmes starting in January 2007. The goal of this new channel, which is of an informational and educational nature, is to promote exchanges and the promotion of Amazigh [Berber] culture directed first at the Diaspora of immigrants so as to allow the maintenance of their culture and promote their integration.
The programmes will be broadcast in Dutch (40 per cent) and Tamazight [the Berber language] (30 per cent) as well as German, French and Spanish. The programming will favour artistic and cultural production, history, children’s news programmes, handicrafts, and, obviously debates on current news topics. According to its promoters, it will be possible to pick Amazigh TV up in all of North Africa and Western Europe.
(Source: Liberte website, Algiers, in French 31 Jan 06 via BBC Monitoring)