Tuesday , March 28 2017

Amazigh World

Boston Amazigh Film Festival Call for Entries Now Open

Amazigh film festival

If you are an Amazigh filmmaker, producer or made a film with Amazigh Content, please submit your film or documentary !!! The Amazigh Film Festival which will be held in the city of Boston, Massachusetts on September, 2017 is now accepting entries. Film makers may submit entries in multiple categories before July 15th, 2017. Accepted entries will be shown at the …

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Statue of Ibn Battuta Unveiled in Quanzhou Museum In China

Ibn Battuta

By Zouhir Az, A bronze-made sculpture of Ibn Battuta —known as the greatest Amazigh Traveller, geographer and botanist of premodern times— has been unveiled and inaugurated in Quanzhou Museum of Contemporary Art located in Fujian Province in China, to pay tribute to his everlasting impact on China’s history. Ibn Battuta started on his travels from his hometown Tangier when he was …

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International Women’s Day: Honoring Amazigh Women

Amazigh woman

International Women’s Day is an annual celebration of the respect, honor and appreciation towards women across the world. In recent years, the annual event has gained decent recognition, giving a chance to celebrate achievements in the women’s movement and to inspire further progress through both local and international action. On this occasion, the Amazigh World News team would like to take this opportunity …

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Tifinagh Currently On Display At Endangered Language Exhibition In Vermont

By Tim Brookes Just in time for International Mother Language Day, I have an exhibition of carvings that has gone up at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont—an exhibition that includes a carving based on Amazigh Tifinagh calligraphy by Madghis Madi. The exhibition consists of the phrase “Mother tongue” in 13 different endangered written or spoken languages. It is open until March …

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International Mother Language Day And Its Relevance to Tamazight

Tamazight

International Mother Language Day is an annual celebration that was proclaimed by UNESCO’s General Conference in November 1999. The International Day has been observed every year since February 2000 promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. “Languages Matter!” Tamazight language matters! Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. All moves to promote …

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Microsoft-owned SwiftKey Officially Debuts Tamazight

Tifinagh

Another day, another new chapter in the inclusion of Tamazight language in modern technology. SwiftKey, the company behind Android’s most popular keyboard— Microsoft’s $250 million acquisition—has announced the implementation of Tifinagh script into its latest beta release of SwiftKey. The company also announced that the platform will rely on Amazigh scholar’s feedback to improve the technology for Tifinagh to incorporate it in a more …

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Belgium Expels Imam Accused Of Inciting Violence Against Ahmed Assid

El Alami Amaouch

Judicial authorities in Belgium ordered the expulsion of the radical Moroccan-Dutch Imam “El Alami Amaouch”, — also known as Alami abu Hamza— After he appeared on a video on the internet calling for cutting the tongue and legs of Ahmed Assid, a prominent Amazigh activist who is known for his support of secularism in Morocco . His expulsion order was signed …

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Celebrate the Amazigh New Year in Boston

By Zouhir Az, Nov 29, 2016  Following a successful event last year, The Amazigh Cultural Network in America in collaboration with Boston Amazigh Community are organizing another annual  celebration for the Amazigh new year ‘Yennayer’, — marks the first day of the agrarian calendar year used since ancient times by Amazigh people throughout North Africa — on Saturday, January 14, in …

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