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The first independent media organization in Western Sahara, this Laayoune- based outlet was founded in 2009 and is active through the entire territory documenting protests, investigations and international discussions of the Moroccan occupation. “We work in 3 phases: First, developing conscience among the Sahrawi masses and showing the importance of civil resistance; Second, correcting the misinformation of Moroccan propaganda; Third, translation work for international press and organizations.” See video footage from Equipe Media on their YouTube channel.
The Laayoune-based media outlet was founded in 2013 and documents protests as well as testimony. “We cover political activities, and work to document the suffering of the Sahrawi people so that organizations abroad are aware of what is happening in Western Sahara.” See video footage from Saharawi CMC on their YouTube channel.
RASD-TV is the official media outlet of the Sahrawi government, with offices in the Tindouf refugee camps and Laayoune, where they film demonstrations and repression. “We do our work clandestinely, recording violations committed against Sahrawi activists from rooftop terraces.” In addition to filming social movements, they also produce cultural and educational programming. “Our mission is to break the information blockade and put a spotlight on the instability in which we live.”
The digital media organization is dedicated to sharing the stories of Saharawi communities living in refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria. Sahrawi Voice works with refugee youth to use video as a tool for effective communication, storytelling, and public advocacy. See video footage from Saharawi Voice on their YouTube channel and Facebook Page.
The media organization was formed in 2012 in the occupied city of Smara. You can see their video footage of the city’s social and political movements on the Smara News Facebook page and YouTube channel.