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Senegalese Government seeks to promote regional television initiative

The Senegalese Government’s Ministry of Information, Telecommunications and ICT announced on 14 November that it will provide resources for a “regional television project” in association with NEPAD and other institutions.

This ambition emerged while he was talking to Senegal’s Deputies about the budget for his department and he did not give further details. He was responding to questions about the need for national public television to reflect the diversity of cultures in the country and said that companies participating in this initiative would be those “on satellite.”

On the subject of putting in place a channel to cover Parliament Minister Abdoul Aziz Sow said the responsibility for this project rested with Parliament. Nevertheless he said the Ministry of Information was on the side of parliamentarians on this project and would seek to use its influence to interest donors and partners to see it realised.

(Source : APS, 15 novembre 2008)

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