Libya Al-Ahrar TV to broadcast in minority languages
July 28th, 2011 - 14:01 UTC
by Andy Sennitt.
Adil al-Mansuri, deputy director of Libya Al-Ahrar channel, which is affiliated to the Libyan Transitional National Council, says that the channel is operating professionally, credibly, and transparently in presenting the media material to the viewer inside and outside Libya, and that “it covers the events of the revolution on all fronts and in all Libyan fields in the Arabic and Tamazight languages.”
Mr Al-Mansuri adds that during the upcoming period, the channel will broadcast in languages other than Arabic in order to express the Libyan minorities. These languages include the Tabu language, whose speakers are concentrated in Southern Libya, and the languages of those who participated strongly in the Libyan revolution, such as the Amazigh people.
Mr Al-Mansuri says: “All the minorities were deprived of their rights during the rule of Gaddafi, which continued for more than 40 years. Now it is time that they express their opinions and demands with complete freedom.”