Morocco Allocates $21 Million in Emergency Aid to Save Media
Republished by ECBN from: Morocco World News
Rabat – The Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Othman El Ferdaous, announced Friday an emergency plan to financially support Morocco’s print and electronic media with a budget of MAD 205 million ($21.22 million). The ministry will grant the aid to Moroccan press companies to help them overcome the repercussions of the COVID-19 crisis and successfully relaunch their activities. Speaking before the Commission of Education, Culture, and Communication at the House of Representatives on June 26, El Ferdaous said “the classic aid is insufficient,“ prompting his department to coordinate with the Ministry of Economy and Administration Reform to devise an emergency plan to come to the rescue of print and electronic media.