Russia`s first Muslim TV channel goes on air

Last Updated: Monday, August 20, 2012 - 15:23

Moscow: Russia`s first public Muslim TV channel, Al-RTV, has gone on air ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.

According to the Bashinform news portal, Al-RTV has been established by Russia`s largest Muslim organisations to promote Islamic religious and spiritual values.

The round-the-clock service was launched Sunday, to coincide with Eid-ul-Fitr.

The channel covers eight Russian regions -- Bashkortostan, Tatarstan and six North Caucasus republics.

The channel`s chief editor is Rustam Arifdzhanov, vice president of the Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio Broadcasting.

It will be supported by private donations and government grants.

IANS



First Published: Monday, August 20, 2012 - 15:23

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