Archives par mot-clef : morocco

Gaming Election Day, November 25th.

07.09.2011 | Zouhair Baghough |     eplume.wordpress.com Published on Moorish Wanderer Blog For all the razzmatazz going on about the election, it is safe to say that little is likely to change when it comes to actual electoral campaigning. The truth is, the … Lire la suite

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Morocco: Standing Up to the King

18.06.2011  |   NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF  |  The New York Times Perhaps no Arab ruler responded as wisely to this year’s pro-democracy protests as the king of Morocco — although that is an exceptionally low bar. When other dictators in … Lire la suite

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Ahmed Benchemsi – Oslo Freedom Forum 2011

08.06.2011 |  Oslo Freedom Forum |  eplume.wordpress.com Moroccan journalist Ahmed Benchemsi sets out to expose the government of Morocco, which Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has commended for taking steps toward democracy, as a « subtle dictatorship. » He first presents three reasons to … Lire la suite

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Democracy After the Arab Spring: A Fourth Wave or False Start?

22.05.2011  |   LARRY DIAMOND   |    Foreign  Affairs _________________________________________________________________ Summary:  This period of change in the Arab world will not be short or neatly circumscribed, but an ongoing struggle between the forces trying to define the region’s future. LARRY DIAMOND … Lire la suite

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The makhzen has always been the ultimate guarantor of the status quo

Showdown Morocco The makhzen refers to an ancient institution in Morocco — the extended power apparatus close to the Moroccan monarchy, made up of a network of power and privilege. It allows the King to act as an absolute monarch and the … Lire la suite

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Morocco: Heading For A Make Or Break Moment

11.05.2011 |  Hisham Almiraat  |  Amiraat Blog Sunday, February 20, 2011 was a rainy and cold day. Not the kind of days you would think one would choose to start a revolution. Yet Moroccan pro-democracy activists chose to make that day the start … Lire la suite

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Web Offers a Voice to Journalists in Morocco

28.04.2011 | AIDA ALAMI  |  The New York Times   CASABLANCA — After the Moroccan journalist Ali Lmrabet wrote about the king’s real estate holdings in 2001, he was tried in court on defamation charges and the article cost him his career: His satirical … Lire la suite

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