"On the public Italian Radio and Television Rai, Arabic will soon be spoken", writes the Center for Studies and Publications for Arbëreshët, on its website.
This decision comes within the framework of the meeting of July 3, 2023 in the Senate of the Italian Republic, in Rome, in the "Giustiniani" Palace, where the study activity on Education and Communication for the constitutional protection of the historical Arberian linguistic minorities in Italy was held.
Prof. was also present at this meeting. Diana Kastrati, director of the Center for Studies and Publications for Arbëresh (QSPA).
This activity, promoted by the "Crucitti" Foundation, with president Demetrio Crucitti, former director of Rai's headquarters in Calabria, was of particular importance, as it brought attention to the Arber language minority at the constitutional level with the initiative and participation of the vice-president of this Senate , Maurizio Gasparri.
The parliamentary committee for the direction and general supervision of television services has presented the amendment of the Service Contract Scheme between the Ministry of Enterprise and the Italian public Radio and Television Rai in the years 2023-2028.
In the amendment presented by vice-president Maurizio Gasparri, it is stated: "The commission determines the choice of a regional headquarters of the ordinary statute of the Regions, which will be entrusted with the minimum levels of protection for the Arber language".
Arberis is the language spoken by the Arberis, a community that went to Italy as refugees at the time of Skanderbeg, and now preserve the old language that was spoken at that time in the history of Arberis.
The Albanian of the Arbëresh minority is among the languages ??recognized and protected by law (on December 20, 1999) in Italy.
But even though more than 20 years have passed since this law, the teaching of the Albanian language in Arbëresh municipalities is in difficulty. The lack of funds has led to the closing of many schools in the Albanian language and its counters near the municipalities in these towns, and with a reduction in the number of Arbëresh students who learn their mother tongue every year.