Radio Netherlands launches Arabic radio

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Radio Netherlands Worldwide is officially launching its Arabic radio programme today in the Moroccan capital Rabat.

15 November 2008
RABAT – Dutch Deputy Social Affairs Minister Ahmed Aboutaleb, who was born in Morocco, will officially launch 'Huna Amsterdam', which means 'this is Amsterdam calling'. 

The programme has already been on the air for more than two weeks. 

The purpose of Huna Amsterdam is to provide listeners with an independent source of information. 

The programme can be heard in the Middle East and North Africa.
After the opening ceremony in Rabat, Moroccan and Dutch journalists will debate image forming and stereotypes in the Arab and Western media. 

The title of the debate is 'Moroccan scoundrels and Dutch contempt'. 

Problems with youths of Moroccan origin are covered extensively in the Dutch media.
Radio Netherlands Worldwide and a number of Arabic-language radio and television stations will broadcast the debate. RNW has had an Arabic internet site for a number of years. 

RNW, which had an Arabic radio programme for more than years (until 1994) has decided to again broadcast in Arabic.

Broadcasts can be received via short wave, satellite, podcasts and audio streams. 

Local partner stations will also broadcast some of the station's programmes.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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