With the solidarity and popularity of the Berber culture within the last decade, a Berber TV channel is Morocco’s next media project.
Over the last few years, the popularity of Berber culture has been on the rise. From Berber-language news and movies on the local RTM televesion station to the introduction of Beber-language classses, and most recently the Berber alphabet, in school curricula Morocco has done a great deal in raising national awareness of the country’s first inhabitants’ language and culture.
The Ministry of Communication and the Royal Institute of Amazigh Culture (IRCAM) are planning to create ?a national TV channel exclusively in Amazigh,” hopefully in 2007. All of this ties in with the governement’s efforts in promoting the Berber or Amazigh language and culture in all forms of the media.