• Executive Bureau of teh PJD (Hespress)
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    Morocco’s Government: Proposal for Technocrat Structure?

    Taroudant, Morocco - In Morocco, as the political calendar kickstarts in September, more political analysts are voicing their dissatisfaction with the work of the leading Islamist led government PJD. To that effect, several political movements are calling for a cabinet reshuffle. During the recent election campaign of the party of Al stiqlal, Hamid Chabat has called...

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  • STUDIO 2M
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    When 2M TV Sells Illusions to Moroccan Youth

    Sidi Ifni - For many years now, 2M TV has been offering Moroccan youth opportunities that usually turn out to disappoint them later in their lives and at the same time negatively affect their identity as Moroccans. 2M offers promises of stardom. It offers opportunities of being what one is not, so to speak. Through its...

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  • Man in the city of Marrakech riding a bicycle
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    How to be Happy

    Sidi Ifni - “How to be happy” is the question we, human beings, have been asking ourselves since the beginning of time. Yet, no one  has yet come up with a convincing, finalized answer to the question. Happiness is a real mystery—the key to which no one has been able to fully figure out. At a...

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  • The New Age of Media Literacy
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    Lacking ‘Real’ Information Produces a Reliance on Stereotypes Created by Media

    Abdelaziz ElHammouchi Rabat - Being exposed every day to media coverage would reshape the minds of the audience to think the way media owners have already spread behind media outlet. A symptom of media manipulation figures prominently in being spoken for and represented in a way that if you might be given the chance to speak...

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  • Abdelilah Benkirane, Morocco's head of government
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    Mr. Benkirane, it is not enough to talk about poverty, you should fight it

    Sidi Ifni, Morocco - Isn’t it high time Morocco’s Head of Government, Mr. Abdelilah Benkirane, stopped describing how Moroccans are leading their lives? No doubt, it is. Moroccans are already tired of hearing the likes of Benkirane deeming the masses as poor. Benkirane recently broached on the issue of poverty. Yet, as usual, he did not...

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  • mysticism and sufism in Morocco
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    Sufism: A Form of Escapism

    Taroudant, Morocco - Through fiction and fantasy, the human mind perpetuates and flies high to reach and embrace the clouds which draw dreams that may not be realized or require decades to become reality. Every one of us has experienced this fanciful daydreaming at a certain time in our life. We resort to this fabulous faculty...

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  • Kairaouine Mosque (Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin)
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    The Long Overdue Religious Reform in Morocco

    By Lahsini Elhoussine Casablanca - To quote the American Transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson ,“Whoso would be a man must be a non-conformist.” The concept of non-conformism is inextricably linked to a man’s existence within a particular community. That is to say, the true existence of human beings lies in their ability to question the conventional wisdom....

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  • Maroc Télécom
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    Vivendi's Maroc Telecom Cripples Morocco's Internet

    By Reda Yamani Tangier - Six months after Vivendi's Maroc Telecom blocked all VOIP applications in Morocco, the sole landline internet provider in Morocco brings the internet to a practical euthanasia. The sole ISP that controls the Moroccan landline and ADSL internet market decided to block both desktop and smart phone VOIP providers such as Skype,...

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  • Moroccan Students in the University of Meknes, Morocco
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    Moroccan Education: Teachers should Open New Venues of Communication

    Smara, Morocco - Be modest and see yourself in your students’ reflections. Teachers do not need to read thousands of books about psychology, sociology, sciences of education, pedagogy and methodology to understand why their students hate them, just as a husband or a father does not need to read all the theories and approaches about marital...

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  • Hassan II Mosque
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    Patterns of Religious Commitment among Young Moroccans

    Taroudant, Morocco - Religion among Moroccan young people is not the monolith that Westerners might believe it to be. It is chiefly characterized by a contradictory combination of religious practices like being committed to the five regular prayers a day, that is the essence of true belief, and indulging in certain irreligious practices such as drinking...

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  • Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Inspects a uraniume-enrichment facility south of Tahran in 2008
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    Is Israel Capable of Launching a Unilateral Attack on Iran?

    By Jalal Nali Dublin - Iran’s nuclear program is one of the most polarizing and contentious issues in the Middle East. While Iran has long held that its program is being developed for civilian use, the United States and her European cronies have blindly accepted Israel‘s argument that Iran is seeking nuclear weapons. This fundamental difference...

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  • Sleep Water Clock
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    The democracy of sleepers and the sleeping democracy in the Arab World

    Smara, Morocco - Since the very beginning of sleeping, all what we have been doing has been sleeping. This is not something new for us as Arabs. Proudly speaking, it is one of our traits and crucial characteristics. All over the world, Arabs are known by the images of being great sleepers. If you doubt this,...

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  • salafism-tunisia
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    Salafism between the “Salaf Salih” Legacy and the New Directions

    Casablanca - The Arab popular uprising has not only brought democracy to Arab citizens who lived for decades under the leaden weight of autocracy and corrupt practices. It has also cleared the way for political parties and movements that were persecuted for a long time. Seemingly, the tide of the Arab Spring will leave no stone...

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Editorial

Opinions

  • The Moroccan Gold Eldorado
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    The Moroccan Gold Eldorado, a Myth or a Reality?

    Rabat - Recently, a conspiracy theory video about a large gold discovery in Morocco is making rounds online. The video claims that a substantial gold reserve was discovered and is being extracted by a Canadian mining company called Maya Gold and Silver. We Moroccans are very proud human beings, we love our country and cherish...

  • Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani
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    Qatar: How the Tables Are Turning in The Gulf

    Rabat - Amidst harsh sanctions and a long list of demands from its neighbors, Qatar’s ability to thrive under pressure may prove to be problematic for Saudi Arabia. As Saudi Arabia and its coalition attempt to wait out Qatar, the recent spat in the Gulf continues to become more and more global, and severely against...

  • FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, a plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H. If the nation doesn’t do more, the U.S. probably won’t quite meet the dramatic heat-trapping gas reduction goal it promised in last year’s Paris agreement to battle climate change, according to a new study. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
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    Climate Change : If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Fix It

    Chefchaouen - Climate change is happening at home and around the world. Chefchaouen is doing its part by embracing clean energy climate solutions and engaging its citizens in climate action. When it comes to fighting climate change, cities and local leaders are best positioned to lead that charge. Local leaders from coastal to landlocked communities are...

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    India Orders Internal Probe into Mistaken Use of Morocco-Spain Border Picture

    Hyderabad - The Indian Ministry of Interior on Wednesday ordered an internal investigation to find out how a picture of Morocco-Spain border was used in its annual report to show floodlights along the India-Pakistan border. What is most embarrassing is that the annual report of previous years was tabled during the Budget Session of Indian...

  • Amid Growing Tension, Thousands of Moroccans Stage Pro-Rif March in Rabat
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    Neglect in Harsh Soil: The Deep Roots of the Rif Crisis

    Rabat - The ongoing protests in northern Morocco started almost eight months ago, but they have their origin in nearly a century of violent repression by the state. The Rif has, in spite of itself, got involved into a peaceful revolt since the death of the fishmonger Mohcine Fikri at the end of October 2016, a...

  • Tamim Bin Hamad al Thani emir of Qatar
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    The Qatar Crisis: What Does It Mean?

    Rabat - The recent diplomatic fallout between Qatar and the rest of the Middle East could have serious economic and geopolitical consequences across the globe. Earlier this week, Qatar’s diplomatic crisis took an extreme turn as several Arab states severed diplomatic ties with the Gulf nation.  The original list of countries in the coalition against...

  • Moroccans spend Laylat al-Qadr, the 26th day of Ramadan, at the Hassan II mosque in Casablanca.
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    Ramadan: Not just Abstinence from Daily Intakes 

    By Abdellatif Oudra Rabat - The observance of Ramadan, one of the five pillars of Islam, compels Muslims to fast from sunrise to sunset. But it is not just about abstaining from food or drink.  Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is observed in commemoration of the revelation of Qur’an to the prophet Mohammad,...

  • Morocco Threatens to Terminate Agriculture Agreement with Europe
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    Morocco and the EU: Managing the Future

    Rabat - Morocco enjoys proximity to Europe and is at an advantage of being favoured by the European Union as a close partner on political, economic, and cultural levels. Historical archives and political legacies tie Morocco directly with at least three influential European countries: France, Spain, and England. Demography, kinship, and immigration compel other EU...

  • The Educational and Cultural Implications of the Arab Spring
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    The Educational and Cultural Implications of the Arab 'Spring'

    Rabat - In the last ten years or so, the Arab world has seen unprecedented collapses in the realms of politics and economy, among others. World NGOs regularly release area-specific rankings, in which Arab nations commonly rank at the bottom of lists in education, human rights, and income for instance while they top those of...

  • Thousands Hold Peaceful Demonstration in Memory of Mouhcine Fikri
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    Al Hoceima and the Pedagogical Exercise

    Ottawa - What makes a democracy different from non-democracy? This is the classical and historical question asked by philosophers over the centuries and deeply questioned in the discipline of political science. Democracy cannot prevent inequality as the case in the United States where inequality is the highest globally. Democracy cannot stop corruption like in Brazil...