Algeria: Government hands over audio-visual archive to Government broadcaster

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The Algerian Government has handed over an audio-visual archive of 1,850 items to the Government broadcaster, ENTV. The archive covers the period from 1940 to 1962 and provides unique footage of Algeria during the period of French colonization and the struggle for national independence.

The materials were handed over at a ceremony held in the National television building by Emmanuel Hoog, Chief Executive Officer of the French National Audiovisual Institute (INA) to Hamraoui Habib-Chawki, the General Manager of ENTV.

The broadcast company has been given the rights to the materials for free and has the responsibility of looking after the archive and exploiting the materials in its care.