The government owns all television stations in Morocco. 2M was the only privately-owned station in the country until 1996, when facing bankruptcy, SOREAD, the major shareholder of the station, sold 68% of its shares to the Moroccan government. The government then took over the management of the station as part of the Moroccan Broadcasting Network, which broadcasts in several languages including Arabic, French, Spanish, English, and three Berber dialects. Now that 2M is mostly owned by the government, there are those who argue that the station does not have the same freedom it once enjoyed.
As part of its privatization efforts, the Moroccan government says that it plans to return 2M to the private sector in the future.
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